Frank Vogel was surprised he wasn't hired by the New York Knicks when he interviewed for their head coaching job in 2016.

The Knicks instead hired Jeff Hornacek while Vogel joined the Orlando Magic.

"I was surprised that I wasn't," Vogel said Tuesday. "I interviewed with (ex-Knicks president) Phil (Jackson) and Steve Mills and we had a good couple days together and they said they had one more person they wanted to talk to before they wrapped up the process. But they felt good about it and they met with Jeff (Hornacek) and Jeff must have blown them away because they ended up going with Jeff. And I think that was a good choice because Jeff's a helluva coach and he's done a helluva job under a difficult circumstance here."