The Knicks are reportedly close to finalizing a deal to make Royal Ivey an assistant coach on David Fizdale's staff next season, per ESPN's Ian Begley.
Ivey has spent the past two seasons working as an assistant for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had received interest from other teams as well, including the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 36-year-old has ties to Fizdale having played with the Hawks while Fizdale was an assistant under Mike Woodson. He is also a Queens native, playing his high school ball at Cardozo High School.
Ivey would join Keith Smart as one of Fizdale's assistants when the deal officially closes.