Ime Udoka Biography
Ime Sunday Udoka a native of Oregon, is a Nigerian-American professional basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Ime Udoka Age
Udoka was born on August 9, 1977, in Portland, Oregon, United States. He is 44 years old as of 2021.
Ime Udoka Height
Udoka stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters) and weighs 100 Kg (220 lbs). He has black hair and brown eyes.
Ime Udoka Parents
Udoka was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He was born to his mother Vitalis Udoka and his father whose name he has not disclosed. His father, of Nigerian descent, passed away in 2006. His mother an Illinois native died in late 2011. Udoka has an older sister Mfon Udoka. She is a former professional basketball player and the new Assistant Coach of the Nigeria women’s national basketball team the D’Tigress.
Ime Udoka Wife
Udoka has been in a relationship with American actress Nia Long since 2018. They got engaged in May 2015. The couple is blessed with one child Kez Sunday Udoka born in November 2011.
Ime Udoka Career
Udoka started his career playing for Utah State University Eastern and the University of San Francisco. He later transferred to Portland State University. He was drafted by Charleston Lowgators in the 2002 NBDL Draft. Udoka started his professional basketball career with the team. In 2014, he joined Los Angeles Lakers. In 2005, he was drafted 3rd overall by Fort Worth Flyers.
Udoka joined Portland Trail Blazers for the 2006-07 season. He signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs in 2007. Udoka became a free agent in the 2009 season. He then re-signed with the Trail Blazers. In 2011, he joined New Jersey Nets but was waived on January 5, 2011.
Udoka joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2012 as an assistant coach for Gregg Popovich. In 2019, he moved to the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant coach. He became an assistant coach for Brooklyn Nets in 2020.
As a player for the Nigerian national team, he led them in scoring, assists, and steals during the 2006 FIBA World Championships. He played for the team during the 2005 and 2011 FIBA Africa Championships. He has also worked as the assistant coach for USA Basketball.
Ime Udoka Salary
Udoka earns an annual salary of $3 million. During the 2007/08 season and the 2008/2009 season with the San Antonio Spurs, he earned $1 million each.
Ime Udoka Net Worth
Udoka has an estimated net worth of $11 million as of 2021.
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