On Sept. 22, Ime Udoka was suspended from his position as head coach of the Boston Celtics, the team announced in a expression. As reasons for his departure, the news outlet cited “violations of team policy” and added that “a decision on his future with the Celtics will be made at a later date”. The day before, ESPN reported that Udoka allegedly had a “role in an intimate relationship with a female franchise employee.”
Shortly after, Udoka – who is engaged to actress Nia Long – addressed the report a statement Malika Andrews provided by ESPN. “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down,” it said. “I’m sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will not comment further.”
POPSUGAR was not immediately able to contact a Udoka representative, and while a Long representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Long addressed the allegations in a Sept. 23 statement provided to People . “The love and support of family, friends and community during this difficult time means so much to me,” she said. “I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Most importantly, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children.”
Long and Udoka are parents to son Kez Sunday Udoka who was born in 2011. old son named Maasai Dorsey II with ex-Maasai Z. Dorsey. She and Udoka first met in 2010 and have been engaged since 2015.