Royal Ivey

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Royal Ivey
Royal Ivey 76ers.jpg
Ivey with the 76ers
New York Knicks
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1981-12-20) December 20, 1981 (age 36)
Harlem, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Benjamin N. Cardozo
(Queens, New York)
Blair Academy
(Blairstown, New Jersey)
College Texas (2000–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 2004–2014
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
Number 36, 12, 11, 7
Coaching career 2014–present
Career history
As player:
20042007 Atlanta Hawks
2007–2008 Milwaukee Bucks
20082010 Philadelphia 76ers
2010 Milwaukee Bucks
20102012 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012–2013 Philadelphia 76ers
2014 Oklahoma City Thunder
2014 Guangdong Southern Tigers
As coach:
2014–2016 Oklahoma City Blue (assistant)
20162018 Oklahoma City Thunder (assistant)
2018–present New York Knicks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2003, 2004)

Royal Terence Ivey (born December 20, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns before spending 10 years in the NBA.

Early life and college[edit]

Ivey was born in Harlem in the Manhattan borough of New York City and started on the basketball team of Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, leading the team to its first PSAL championship.[1] He attended Blair Academy for a post-graduate year.[2]

Ivey played college basketball at the University of Texas at Austin, in which he finished as the school's all-time career leader in games started (126).[3]

Professional career[edit]

Ivey was selected with the 37th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

On September 18, 2007, Ivey signed a one-year contract with the Bucks.[3]

On July 24, 2008, Ivey agreed to terms with the Philadelphia 76ers.[4]

On June 15, 2009, Philadelphia announced that Ivey declined the player option on his contract for the 2009–10 season, making him an unrestricted free agent. However, he re-signed with the 76ers in August 2009.[5]

On February 18, 2010, Ivey was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with Primoz Brezec in exchange for Jodie Meeks and Francisco Elson.[6]

On July 21, 2010, Ivey signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[7] He reached the NBA Finals with the Thunder in 2012, but the team lost to the Miami Heat.

On July 27, 2012, Ivey returned to the 76ers.[8]

On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[9] However, he was waived on October 25.[10]

On January 16, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[11] On January 26, 2014, his 10-day contract expired and the Thunder chose not to offer him a second 10-day contract.[12]

On January 29, 2014, he signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of China for rest of the 2013–14 season.[13]

Coaching career[edit]

On September 29, 2014, Ivey was named an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League for the 2014–15 season, effectively ending his 10-year playing career.[14]

On July 1, 2016, Ivey was elevated from a player development assistant with the Blue to an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[15]

Off the court[edit]

During the 2011 NBA lockout, Ivey returned to the University of Texas to finish his degree in applied learning and development.[16]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Atlanta 62 5 13.0 .429 .333 .701 1.4 1.7 .6 .1 3.5
2005–06 Atlanta 73 66 13.4 .439 .400 .727 1.3 1.0 .3 .1 3.6
2006–07 Atlanta 53 18 10.2 .448 .313 .686 1.0 .8 .5 .1 3.0
2007–08 Milwaukee 75 20 19.2 .394 .327 .726 1.6 2.1 .6 .1 5.6
2008–09 Philadelphia 71 0 12.1 .332 .342 .791 1.1 .6 .5 .1 3.0
2009–10 Philadelphia 26 0 9.1 .473 .500 .857 1.0 .7 .4 .1 2.7
2009–10 Milwaukee 18 0 5.0 .321 .182 .600 .4 .6 .5 .0 1.3
2010–11 Oklahoma City 25 0 6.2 .421 .438 1.000 .6 .3 .2 .0 1.6
2011–12 Oklahoma City 34 0 10.4 .356 .340 .125 .7 .3 .4 .0 2.1
2012–13 Philadelphia 53 5 13.2 .431 .420 .563 1.1 .6 .4 .1 3.2
2013–14 Oklahoma City 2 0 2.5 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 492 114 12.5 .406 .361 .706 1.1 1.0 .5 .1 3.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Philadelphia 6 0 7.5 .273 .286 .750 .7 .0 .5 .0 1.8
2010 Milwaukee 3 0 3.7 .333 .000 .000 .0 .7 .0 .3 1.3
2011 Oklahoma City 2 0 3.0 1.000 1.000 .000 .5 .5 .0 .0 3.0
2012 Oklahoma City 5 0 4.2 .364 .400 .500 .6 .2 .4 .0 2.2
Career 16 0 5.1 .367 .375 .667 .5 .3 .3 .1 2.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dicker, Ron. "High School Basketball: New York State Championships; Rice and Cardozo Advance to Class A Final", The New York Times, 27 March 1999. Accessed 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ Behind the Numbers: Royal Ivey, NBA.com. Accessed September 14, 2018. "'In high school I wore number 12,' says Ivey, who led Cardozo HS in Queens to their first-ever New York PSAL title during his senior year before doing a post graduate year at Blair Academy in New Jersey."
  3. ^ a b Bucks sign Royal Ivey, 18 September 2007
  4. ^ Sixers reach agreement with free-agent Ivey | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/24/2008
  5. ^ 76ers bring back Royal Ivey
  6. ^ "Bucks Acquire Ivey, Brezec from 76ers". NBA.com. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  7. ^ Thunder sign free agent Royal Ivey Archived 2010-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Sixers Sign Free Agent Guard Royal Ivey
  9. ^ Atlanta Hawks fill up their training camp roster
  10. ^ Atlanta Hawks waive Royal Ivey
  11. ^ Thunder Signs Royal Ivey to 10-Day Contract
  12. ^ Royal Ivey's 10-day contract with the Thunder expires; he will leave for China
  13. ^ Royal Ivey signs with Guangdong Southern Tigers
  14. ^ Thunder Announces Basketball Operations Staff Promotions and Additions
  15. ^ Thunder Announces Coaching Staff Update
  16. ^ England, Natalie (2011-12-07). "Texas Ex Royal Ivey Uses NBA Lockout to Finish Degree". alcalde.texasexes.org. Retrieved 2012-05-08.

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