Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka – who’s engaged to longtime actress Nia Long – set the internet on fire last night when news broke that he was facing suspension by the team for an ‘improper sexual relationship’ with a member of the Celtics staff. Udoka is not expected to be fired.
Long and Udoka first met in 2010. They welcomed a son together in 2011 and got engaged in 2015.
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Udoka, who accepted his first head coaching position in the NBA in June 2021, is also a former player. Before being promoted in Boston he had assistant coaching gigs in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. Long’s career as an actress has also had her traveling the world throughout the course of their relationship.
According to reports, Nia Long and Ime Udoka met on a blind date that was set up by a mutual friend. After that, they were inseparable, which is why so many fans of Long have reacted passionately on social media.
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