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Tuesday's Knicks Links: No pick in the lottery

Jeff Hornacek, Phil Jackson meet about Knicks’ job, source confirms: The New York Knicks coaching search has started to pick up some steam. Team president Phil Jackson interviewed former Suns coach Jeff Hornacek for the opening Monday, a league source confirmed. Jackson and general manager Steve Mills met with former Pacers coach Frank Vogel last week. -- Newsday

How Nets’ subtle Phil Jackson dig explains new team order: Were the Nets openly mocking the Knicks? Sure, sounded like it. And maybe that’s a good thing. In announcing Kenny Atkinson as the new head coach in Brooklyn on Monday, the Nets made it clear their organization is a democracy and not the dictatorship Knicks president Phil Jackson seems to be running at Madison Square Garden. -- New York Post

What if Knicks had 1st-rounder? Carmelo trade could’ve backfired: As the NBA lottery ping-pong balls dance on Tuesday night in Midtown, the Knicks and Nets will sadly be sitting out despite also sitting out the playoffs. The only solace for the Knicks is even if they owned their first-round pick, they would not have been able to keep it if their ping-pong ball combination won Tuesday’s lottery. -- New York Post

Jeff Hornacek crashes Knicks’ coaching search: Add Jeff Hornacek to the list of coaches Phil Jackson has interviewed. An NBA source confirmed Jackson spoke to Hornacek, the former Suns coach who has interviewed with several teams this spring and has been linked to current head-coaching openings in Orlando, Houston and Memphis. -- New York Post

Knicks interview former Suns coach Jeff Hornacek for head coaching job: Phil Jackson is finally making the rounds. Jeff Hornacek represents the fourth known candidate for the Knicks job after interviewing with Jackson on Monday morning in L.A., a source confirmed to the Daily News. -- New York Daily News

Knicks, Nets can only root against embarrassment entering NBA Draft Lottery: Tuesday’s Draft Lottery is only for the masochists among New York basketball fans. The Nets and Knicks can only root against embarrassment as two teams who traded away their 2016 draft pick for meager returns, with a 20% chance that either one will land the No. 1 pick for another team. -- New York Daily News

Knicks expand coaching search: On a day that the crosstown rival Nets introduced their new head coach, reports surfaced that another candidate has joined the Knicks slow-moving search for a coach. ESPN.com reported that Knicks president Phil Jackson met with former Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek after dining last week with former Pacers coach Frank Vogel. -- The Record