Ime Udoka had a scandal with a Celtics staffer who was involved in Nia Long ‘s plans to permanently relocate to Boston.
Nia Long relocated to Boston permanently
The Boston Celtics postponed Udoka for the rest of the season on Friday after he breeched organizational rules by having a relationship with a team employee.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 23, 2022
According to sources close to TMZ and the couple… Nia Long had just relocated to Boston with Kez, her 10-year-old son with Ime, and the couple was looking for a house.
According to TMZ, the Celtics staffer participating with Udoka arranged Long’s trip to Boston.
Ime Udoka’s affair with a Celtics employee aided in making all of his travel plans… And part of his job included planning trips for his fiancée, Nia Long.
The Celtics employee with whom Ime Udoka had an affair helped make all his travel arrangements … and that job sometimes included organizing travel for his fianceé, Nia Long. https://t.co/Qqumf1p06R
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 24, 2022
The unfortunate twist for Nia is that when she relocated, Ime was already well aware that his scandal with a married front-office employee was about to pump-up. Ime was informed in July that the team was aware of the affair and was conducting an investigation.
Meanwhile, we’re told Nia only found out about it recently… Only because Ime was aware that it was about to be made public.
Maybe most saddening for Nia is that the employee was involved in Nia’s plans to relocate to Boston permanently.
On Friday, Long released a statement to the Boston Globe.
“The outpouring love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me,” Long said. “I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children”.
About Ime Udoka
|Position||Head coach (suspended)|
|Born||August 9, 1977
|Nationality||American / Nigerian|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Jefferson (Portland, Oregon)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Undrafted|
|Number||5, 8, 3|
|2002–2003||North Charleston Lowgators|
|2004||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2005–2006||Fort Worth Flyers|
|2006||New York Knicks|
|2006–2007||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2007–2009||San Antonio Spurs|
|2010–2011||San Antonio Spurs|
|2012–2019||San Antonio Spurs (assistant)|
|2019–2020||Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)|
|2020–2021||Brooklyn Nets (assistant)|