Knicks adding assistant coach to staff

New Orleans Pelicans coach Darren Erman in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Boston Celtics G League coach Darren Erman is finalizing a deal to join Tom Thibodeau’s staff with the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Erman, 44, coached the Maine Red Claws to a 28-14 record in 2019-2020, third best in the G League, after spending several years as an assistant in the NBA.

He was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors for three seasons (2011-2014), Boston Celtics for one season (2014-2015) and New Orleans Pelicans for three seasons (2015-2018).

Erman was then the associate head coach for the Pelicans during the 2018-2019 NBA season before coaching the Red Claws last season.

He’ll join Mike Woodson, Andy Greer, Johnnie Bryant, Kenny Payne and Dice Yoshimoto on Thibodeau’s staff.