Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is facing potential disciplinary action, which includes a “significant suspension,” for violations.
Ime Udoka : Girlfriend | Rumors | Stats | Net worth
The Boston Celtics made it to the NBA Finals last season, after a slow start they caught fire in the second half of the season and ended up back in contention for the Larry O’Brien Trophy where they lost to the eventual champion Golden State Warriors, all under the guidance of rookie head coach Ime Udoka.
However, as the Celtics prepare to start the second year under Udoka, a news has shaken the NBA planet because according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the strategist would be facing a long punishment, which is not known if it would be determined by the NBA itself and directly by the Cetics, all this for violating an unspecified organizational guideline.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Udoka’s misconduct involved an “improper intimate and consensual relationship” with a woman who was on the Celtics’ staff.
All roads lead back to Boston — at least, for Nia Long and Ime Udoka they do.
The Fatal Affair actress and the former professional basketball player first met in Boston back in 2010, after work brought them both there by chance.
They were introduced by a mutual friend, and from that point on, the couple was inseparable — despite Udoka’s NBA coaching jobs taking him to cities like San Antonio, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, and Long’s acting career having her film all over the country.
After welcoming a son together in November 2011, Long and Udoka became engaged in June 2015.
The pair later returned to Boston once again in June 2021 — but this time, with Udoka as head coach of the Boston Celtics.
“We both have beautiful careers,” Long said after Udoka nabbed the head coaching position. “The thing that I think makes it work for us is we give each other the space and time to do what we have to do individually, as well as together.”
Despite the doctor’s news, the couple remained hopeful they would be able to expand their family.
“The next time [Ime] came to visit, he said, ‘I don’t believe that.’ I said, ‘You don’t?’ He said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Good, me neither,’ ” she said to the magazine. “Then I got pregnant.”
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Wojnarowski followed up on his initial tweet with when Udoka’s suspension might be handed down by the Celtics.
Wojnarowski also reiterated while appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Udoka’s violation strictly involves just the Celtics, and not the NBA.
“Ime Udoka’s job isn’t believed to be in jeopardy, but a suspension is looming and a final determination on that length could come as soon as Thursday,” Wojnarowski reported, citing sources.
The Boston Celtics got more bad news with the start of the NBA season less than a month away.
A day after it came out that starting center Robert Williams would be sidelined four-to-six weeks due to a knee procedure, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi came out with a vague report Wednesday night that the Celtics could be without head coach Ime Udoka as he faces a possible “significant suspension.”
“Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing possible disciplinary action – including a significant suspension – for an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines,” Wojnarowski tweeted, citing sources. “Discussions are ongoing within the Celtics on a final determination.”
Ime Udoka stats
Udoka started his professional basketball career by playing in the NBDL with the Charleston Lowgators who drafted him with 39th overall pick in 2002 NBDL Draft.
He was called up to play with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 14, 2004, but was later waived. After a stint in Europe, he returned to the states and once again drafted in NBDL.
|Career highlights and awards
As assistant coach:
|Career NBA statistics
|1,635 (5.2 ppg)
|926 (2.9 rpg)
|308 (1.0 apg)
Udoka was the last player invited to his hometown Portland Trail Blazers training camp before the 2006–07 season, getting the invitation only after Aaron Miles failed a physical.
Despite the death of his father during the preseason, Udoka impressed the coaching staff with his defensive skills and made the team.
After having played in only 12 NBA games in his career, Udoka started in 75 games played in the 2006–07 season. He played 28.6 minutes per game while averaging 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 0.9 steals.
In 2007, Udoka signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs. He played in 73 games averaging 5.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 18 minutes.
On his second season with the Spurs, Udoka played in 67 games, and started in three. He averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 15.4 minutes.
Ime Udoka is a Nigerian-American former basketball player who has a net worth of $11.5 Million.
|Date of Birth:
|Aug 9, 1977 (45 years old)
|Basketball player, Basketball Coach
|United States of America
He plays at the small forward position. Ime Udoka was born on August 9, 1977 in Portland, Oregon.
He attended Portland’s Jefferson High School, and enrolled at the University of San Francisco before transferring to Portland State University.
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