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Monday's Knicks Links: Rambis, Blatt and Vogel are the top three coach candidates

Knicks' Phil Jackson, Steve Mills met face-to-face with former Pacers coach Frank Vogel: source: Phil Jackson met face-to-face with with former Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel last week, the Daily News has learned. The clandestine meeting, which is believed to have taken place in Los Angeles, also included Knicks general manager Steve Mills, according to a team source. -- New York Daily News

Knicks met with Frank Vogel as trio of candidates becomes clear: Knicks president Phil Jackson not only reached out to Frank Vogel, but actually has met with the highly respected coach, according to a source close to Vogel. Jackson came under criticism in some circles for not only taking to his Montana vacation at the start of the coaching carousel, but also for not attending the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. But it appears Jackson put at least some of that time to good use, with his second face-to-face meeting with a coaching candidate. -- New York Post

Analysis of Knicks’ stashed ‘power’ big man, who may be on way: Guillermo “Willy” Hernangomez could make the jump from Europe to the NBA this offseason, and whenever the Spanish big man does, he will follow former teammate Kristaps Porzingis to the Garden and give the Knicks a steal Fran Fraschilla calls the ideal sign-and-stash pick. Spanish outlet Encestando reports the Knicks are set to hand last year’s second-round pick a four-year, $4.5 million deal. Even though his agent, Andy Miller, told The Post, “There is no validity to the report,” that could be because the Knicks have to wait until July 7 to offer him a deal formally. -- New York Post

Give David Blatt a tri? Former players talk of Knicks candidate’s thinking-man’s style, use of triangle: It was near the end of a practice at Maccabi Tel Aviv, the dynastic team in Israel led by their coach with an English degree from Princeton. David Blatt, as is not uncommon from the Boston native, decided to invoke literature. -- New York Daily News

Amid Phil Jackson's disappearing act, Knicks coaching search borders on comical: Phil Jackson continues to do what he has done a lot across the past year or so, which means fade from sight like an old black-and-white photograph, perhaps like some picture of him taken when he was coming off the bench for Red Holzman. Jackson has hired two coaches since he’s been running the Knicks: Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis. -- New York Daily News

Frank Vogel, Phil Jackson met about Knicks’ job, source confirms: Phil Jackson met recently with former Pacers coach Frank Vogel about the Knicks’ coaching position, a league source confirmed on Sunday. Jackson, the Knicks president, and general manager Steve Mills were present at the meeting. The source said Vogel remains under consideration for the Knicks’ vacancy. -- Newsday