Nia Long’s Fiancé Ime Udoka Speaks Out After Being Suspended as Coach


Ime Udoka is benched. 

The professional basketball coach has been engaged as an actress Nia LongSince 2015, he was removed from his position as Head Coach for the Boston Celtics. AnnouncementSeptember 22, 2002 

Udoka was temporarily suspended for the 2022-2023 seasons, effective immediately. “violations of team policies,” the Celtics’ statement read. It also said, “A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date.” 

Following the news, Udoka gave a StatementESPN reporter Malika Andrews to rectify the situation and accept responsibility. 

“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,”He said. “I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision.”

He concluded his message. “Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.” 

Before joining the Celtics last year, he coached for the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs.

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