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Inside Ime Udoka Brother James Udoka And Sister Mfon Udoka

By Abhishek Joshi | September 23, 2022 04:56 PM

Ime Udoka has two siblings, brother James Udoka and sister Mfon Udoka ( Source : Wgbh )

Ime Udoka brother James Udoka and sister Mfon Udoka are basketball enthusiasts. In contrast, sister Mfon followed her brother's footsteps and became Nigeria's women's national basketball team coach. 

Ime is the head coach of the Boston Celtics, and he took the team to the NBA Finals.

His partner Nia Long was photographed watching several games from the sidelines, and Long confirmed their relationship.

The couple has been dating since 2010. There is little known about his brother James on the internet, but his sister Mfon is also a basketball coach.

Recently, the Boston Celtics' coach Ime who guided them to the NBA Finals last spring has been suspended for one year. 

He will be barred from the team for the 2022–23 season. In detail, let's learn more about Ime Udoka's family, siblings, and reason for suspension.

Who Are Ime Udoka Brother James Udoka And Sister Mfon Udoka?

Ime Udoka brother James Udoka and sister Mfon Udoka have given outstanding individual contributions to the basketball world. 

Meanwhile, James profile is untraceable and doesn't have much information on the social media profiles. 

However, Ime Udoka's sister Mfon Udoka has an extensive profile in her contribution to basketball in the USA and Nigeria. 

Udoka led Nigeria's women's national basketball team to the 2004 Summer Olympics.

She finished second at the Olympics in scoring and rebounds, but Nigeria came last out of 12 teams.

Ime Udoka Is A Pioneer of Nigerian Basketball
Ime Udoka Is A Pioneer of Nigerian Basketball ( Source : instagram )

They made Olympic history by becoming the first African team to win a match.

Nigeria placed last (16th) at the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women under Udoka's leadership.

Udoka was appointed as the new assistant coach for the Nigerian women's national basketball team, the D'Tigress, in May 2011 as they got ready for the All Africa Games and the African Nations Cup in Mali. 

Where Is Ime Udoka Family From?

Former professional basketball player Ime Udoka is a Nigerian-American. He is engaged to Nia Long, an actress best known for her roles in the movies "The Best Man" and "Third Watch."

Ime Sunday Udoka was born to a mother from Illinois and a Nigerian father on August 9, 1977, in Portland, Oregon.

His father, Vitalis Udoka, is a native of Nigeria's Akwa Ibom state. His older sister Mfon used to play in the WNBA.

Before admitting to the University of San Francisco, he graduated from Portland's Jefferson High School.

Ime Udoka with his wife and family
Ime Udoka with his wife and family ( Source : instagram )

Later on, he changed schools to Portland State University. In 2010, Udoka started dating Nia Long, an actress. Kez Sunday Udoka. 

Ime and Nia's son was born on November 7, 2011. The couple made their engagement public in May 2015.

Nia has a second son from her previous relationship with Massai Dorsey. Ime has participated in international competitions with the Nigerian basketball team, helping them earn bronze medals in 2005 and 2011 in Algeria and Madagascar, respectively.

Know In Details About Ime Udoka Suspension

Ime Udoka has been suspended from the Celtic Boston for the 2022-2023 season, and assistant coach Joe Mazzulla will take over as temporary coach.

Udoka expressed his regret "to our players, fans, the whole Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down" in a public statement by ESPN.

Ime guided Boston to a 51-31 record by winning 26 of the team's final 32 games.

On their road to the NBA finals, where the Golden State Warriors defeated them in six games, the Boston Celtics defeated Brooklyn, Milwaukee, and Miami.

The news shocked the NBA and upset a club considered one of the favorites to challenge for the championship this year. It would be the franchise's franchise-record 18th game.

The incident was reminiscent of the commotion across town in 2020 when Red Sox manager Alex Cora was handed a one-year MLB suspension for his involvement in a sign-stealing scandal while working for the Houston Astros.




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