Ime Udoka Biography
(Former Professional Basketball Player and Head Coach of the 'Boston Celtics')
Birthday: August 9, 1977 (Leo)
Born In: Portland, Oregon, United States
Ime Udoka is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player who currently serves as the assistant coach for the NBA team San Antonio Spurs. He is also the fiancé of actress Nia Long, best known for her performances in the film 'The Best Man' and the television series 'Third Watch'. He previously played for the Spurs for three seasons as a small forward. He also played internationally for the Nigerian basketball team, and helped them win bronze medals at the 2005 and 2011 FIBA Africa Championships in Algeria and Madagascar, respectively. As a player, he was honored with the 'Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award' in 2006. In his present role as an assistant coach, he helped the Spurs win the 2014 NBA Finals, defeating the Miami Heat by 4-1. Thanks to his recent success, he is being touted as a strong candidate for the head coach’s position by sports media.