Sources: Knicks interview Jeff Hornacek for coaching vacancy

The New York Knicks have interviewed former Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek for their coaching vacancy, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that Knicks president Phil Jackson recently met with Hornacek, bringing the total of known candidates for the New York job to four.

At Jackson's behest, Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis has been getting strong consideration for the post since the regular season ended. ESPN.com reported last month that former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was the ‎first external candidate to emerge as a serious contender for the post, while the New York Daily News first reported Sunday that former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel discussed the job with Jackson last week.

It remains to be seen whether the Knicks will broaden their search, as star forward Carmelo Anthony has openly wished for. But sources say Rambis is, at worst, expected to remain with the club as a lead assistant if Jackson shelves his long-held desire to make Rambis his full-time coach and ultimately hires from the outside.

Sources say Vogel, meanwhile, has received strong interest from the Memphis Grizzlies for their coaching post and is also being pursued by the Orlando Magic.

Hornacek has likewise ‎interviewed for a number of openings over the past month-plus and, according to sources, would be at or near the top of Golden State's list in the Warriors' search for a new lead assistant coach at season's end if he's still available after Luke Walton leaves for Los Angeles to become head coach of the Lakers.