Royal Terence Ivey, born in December 20, 1981 is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the current head coach of the South Sudanese national basketball team and an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns before spending 10 years in the NBA.
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. He attended Blair Academy for a post-graduate year.
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.
On November 11, 2020, the United States Brooklyn Nets hired Ivey as an assistant coach under Steve Nash and On May 3, 2021, Ivey signed as head coach of the national team of South Sudan. He coaches South Sudan Men Basketball team at FIBA AfroBasket 2021.