Report: Knicks finalizing deal to hire Royal Ivey as assistant coach

New York City native and Oklahoma City assistant Royal Ivey is finalizing a deal with the Knicks to work on David Fizdale’s staff, league sources told ESPN.

Ivey had received interest from other teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, per sources, before closing in on the opportunity with the Knicks. Ivey played high school basketball at Cardozo HS in Queens under legendary high coach Ron Naclerio. He also played with the Atlanta Hawks when Fizdale was an assistant under Mike Woodson.

via Ian Begley, ESPN

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