Ime Udoka allegedly had a scandal with a Celtics employee who assisted his fiancée Nia Long in relocating to Boston.

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

Nia Long to Boston

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.

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 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)
League NBA
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)
Career information
High school Jefferson (Portland, Oregon)
  • Utah State Eastern (1995–1997)
  • San Francisco (1997–1998)
  • Portland State (1999–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2012
Position Small forward
Number 5, 8, 3
Coaching career 2012–present
Career history
As player:
2000–2001 Fargo-Moorhead Beez
2001 Independiente
2002–2003 North Charleston Lowgators
2003 Adirondack Wildcats
2003–2004 Charleston Lowgators
2004 Los Angeles Lakers
2004 Charleston Lowgators
2004 Gran Canaria
2005 JA Vichy
2005–2006 Fort Worth Flyers
2006 New York Knicks
2006–2007 Portland Trail Blazers
2007–2009 San Antonio Spurs
2009–2010 Sacramento Kings
2010–2011 San Antonio Spurs
2012 UCAM Murcia
As coach:
2012–2019 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
2019–2020 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2020–2021 Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
2021–present Boston Celtics