Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing disciplinary action, which could include a significant suspension, for violating guidelines.

Ime Udoka : Suspension | is married | Wife | Salary

Ime Sunday Udoka is a Nigerian-American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Ime Udoka : Suspension | is married | Wife | Salary

Personal information
Born August 9, 1977 (age 45)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American / Nigerian
        Listed height          6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)

He represented the Nigeria national team during his playing career.

Udoka played for Utah State University Eastern and the University of San Francisco before transferring to Portland State University where he starred for the Vikings.

Following the 2009 season, Udoka became a free agent, eventually re-signing with the Trail Blazers.

He was waived by the Blazers on October 22, 2009, but signed with the Sacramento Kings on November 4, 2009.

He played 69 games with the Kings, averaging 3.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.


Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing disciplinary action, which could include a significant suspension, for violating the team’s code of conduct after having an ‘improper, intimate and consensual relationship’ with a female staff member, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

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, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ime Udoka : Suspension | is married | Wife | Salary

Coaching suspensions are extremely rare in the NBA. Washington Wizards assistant Mike Batiste was suspended two games last season for entering the stands, and both Mike Budenholzer and Jason Kidd have earned one-game suspensions for conduct that took place within a game.

A lengthy suspension for a coach, especially one that is team-imposed, would be unprecedented.

Udoka took over the Celtics last season as a first-time head coach, and despite a 23-24 start, rallied the team to a stellar 28-7 finish and an eventual berth in the NBA Finals. The Celtics came up short, but were set to enter this season as the betting favorite to win the championship. 

Is married 

Udoka is engaged to actress Nia Long, who played Will Smith’s girlfriend-turned-fiancée on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and starred in films like “Boyz n the Hood,” “Soul Food” and “The Best Man.”

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.

Ime Udoka : Suspension | is married | Wife | Salary

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.”

Ima Udoka wife

Ima Udoka is happily married to Nia Talita Long.

Nia Talita Long is an American actress. She has received several accolades, including three NAACP Image Awards and a Black Reel Award.

Ime Udoka : Suspension | is married | Wife | Salary

Nia Talita Long

October 30, 1970 (age 51)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Actress
     Years active         1986–present
Partner Ime Udoka (2010–2022)
Children 2
Relatives Sommore (half-sister)

Long is best known for her roles in the films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Love Jones, Soul Food (both 1997), The Best Man (1999) and its sequel The Best Man Holiday (2013), Big Momma’s House (2000) and its sequel Big Momma’s House 2 (2006).

On television, she starred as Beullah “Lisa” Wilkes on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991–1995) and as Sasha Monroe on the crime drama series Third Watch (2003–2005).

Long has a son, born in 2000, from a previous relationship. Since 2010, she has been in a relationship with Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka.

They have a son, born in 2011. The couple became engaged in 2015, though Long has stated she has no plans to marry.

Long contributes her time to the Sterling Children’s Home in Barbados, as a motivational speaker.

Ima Udoka Salary 

Ime Sunday Udoka is an American-Nigerian professional basketball coach and an ex-player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

During his playing days, he made good number of appearances for the Nigerian national team.

Ime Udoka : Suspension | is married | Wife | Salary

Born on August 9, 1977, Ime Udoka is married to Nia Long and they have been blessed a child called Kez Sunday Udoka.

The 44-year-old basketball coach salary at Boston Celtics have been kept confidential away from the public notice, however according to, they estimated that Ime Udoka earns $3,926,817 ($4,769,854*).

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