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    Tim Cone says talk of possible Knicks move flattering, but 'really a non-story'

    Apr 19, 2017
    "The Knicks don't even know who I am," says Ginebra coach Tim Cone. Jaime Campos

    AS GOOD as it may sound, Tim Cone reiterated there's really no story behind the recent endorsement he got to become part of the New York Knicks coaching staff.

    Yes, even if something crops up, Cone doesn't see things becoming reality.

    "Obviously it's the NBA. But all of those are pipe dreams. I don't worry about it," said Cone shortly after the Kings notched a third straight win in the PBA Commissioner's Cup by turning back NLEX, 101-92, at the Astrodome on Wednesday night.

    "The Knicks don't even know who I am."

    Over the weekend, American sportswriter and book author Roland Lazenby took to social media to endorse Cone, who he said is perfect for a role in the Knicks coaching staff owing to his vast knowledge of the triangle offense.

    The endorsement came as the Knicks endured another losing season under team president Phil Jackson, who had huge success adopting the system also known as Triple Post Offense during his stint as coach of the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Lazenby noted current New York coach Jeff Hornacek is not really a 'Triangle' man.

    [See Cone prefers staying in PBA than taking on role in Knicks staff]

    Cone though was quick to say that he's content with where he is now in the PBA, a league which he said is like no other.

    "It's really a non-story. There's nothing to it," he reiterated.

    The 58-year-old Cone, owner of the most number of titles in the league at 19, admitted getting a lot of phone calls after Lazenby vouched for his inclusion in the Knicks coaching staff.

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    "I have been answering a lot of calls, but truly it's a non-story," the only two-time grand slam coach in the PBA reiterated.

    Nonetheless, he was grateful for the endorsement of Lazenby, who he said is a personal friend.

    "It's nice of Roland Lazenby to treat that kind of stuff," he said. "It's really flattering for me."

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