Ime Udoka’s Bio-Wiki

Ime Sunday Udoka was born on August 9, 1977, in Portland, Oregon, to a Nigerian father and an Illinois-born American mother. His father, Vitalis Udoka, comes from the Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom. Because of his father, Ime got Nigerian citizenship. Udoka has lost both of his parents. His father died in 2006 and his mother passed away in late 2011.

Ime Udoka during the match.
Ime Udoka during the match.
Image Source: Nia Long’s Instagram

Mfon Udoka, Ime’s older sister, is a former WNBA player. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland. For college, the basketball player first joined Utah State University Eastern. After two years, he moved to the University of San Francisco. Finally, he graduated from Portland State University in 2000.

Ime Udoka’s Net Worth as of 2022

Ime Udoka is a former basketball player from Nigeria and a basketball coach with a net worth of $11.5 million. Udoka played for the IBA’s Fargo-Moorhead Beez from 2000 to 2001 and Argentina’s Independiente in 2001 after being undrafted in the NBA Draft in 2000. He entered the NBA D-League with the North Charleston Lowgators in 2002 after being selected with the 39th choice in the 2002 NBDL Draft.

The artist made his NBA debut with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2003, appearing in four games. Over the next four years, he played in the D-League and overseas until returning to the NBA with the New York Knicks in the 2005-06 season.

Udoka played for the Sacramento Kings in 2009-10 before returning to the Spurs in 2010-11, his final season in the NBA. He returned to the field in 2012 as a member of UCAM Murcia. Since 2012, he has been working as a coach. He was assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs till 2019. After that, he joined the Philadelphia 76ers and, a year later, Brooklyn Nets. In 2021, he was announced as head coach of the Boston Celtics.

Is Ime Udoka Married to Nia Long?

Ime Udoka is in a relationship with actress Nia Long who is the half-sister of comedian Sommore. They are not married but are instead engaged. Long stated in 2020 that she had no plans to marry shortly. The pair are said to have started dating in 2010 and have been together for over a decade.

Ime Udoka and Nia Long are said to have started dating in 2009.
Ime Udoka is engaged to Nia Long.
Source: Instagram

The couple first met in 2010, when Udoka was working as an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs and got engaged in May 2015. On November 7, 2011, Nia Long and Ime Udoka welcomed their son Kez Sunday Udoka. His fiancee also has a son named Massai Zhivago Dorsey II from her previous relationship with actor Massai Z. Dorsey.

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