Ime Udoka Named As Boston Celtic's Head Coach; Nia Long Shouts Out Fiancée on Social Media
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Ime Udoka Named As Boston Celtic’s Head Coach; Nia Long Shouts Out Fiancée on Social Media

Ime Udoka is the Boston Celtics new head coach. He is a NBA veteran. Udoka is engaged to actress, Nia Long. Image - Facebook

The Boston Celtics have a new head coach.

Ime Udoka, 43, is the franchise’s “18th head coach in the organization’s 75-year history,” according to a Celtics press release.

“I would like to welcome Ime, Nia, Kez, and Massai to the Boston Celtics. Among the many outstanding qualities that Ime brings to the table are his character, humility, and competitiveness. He has a relentless work ethic and a vast array of experiences as a player and coach,” Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens said. “He’s a leader that is warm and demanding, and we are so excited that he has chosen to join us in pursuit of Banner 18.”

 

 

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The news spread all over social media. And for those who do not know who Udoka is, he worked for nine NBA seasons as an assistant coach for San Antonio, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn.

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“It’s an honor to be a part of the historic Celtics franchise. Coaching this talented roster and working alongside Brad makes it an ideal situation,” Udoka said. “I’d like to thank Wyc, Steve, and Brad for entrusting me with this opportunity. I look forward to getting started right away.”

In addition to coaching, the announcement also mentioned that Udoka, who is a Portland native, played professional basketball for 12 years. He is a seven-year NBA veteran, too.

Actress Nia Long congratulated her fiancée on Instagram, while showing love for the Celtics and her special man, in two posts.

“Today you are officially the Head Coach of the Boston @celtics big love to the entire staff for the warm welcome. I am beyond proud of this man. Expect great things because that’s what he does. 🍀💚,” she wrote.

 

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According to People, Long and Udoka have been a couple for nearly five years when Udoka popped the big question. The couple also share a son.

 

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