Ime Udoka is a Nigerian-American professional basketball coach and former player who has a net worth of $12 million. He is best known as the head coach of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and is suspended for the 2022-23 season. He is regarded as the NBA’s first Nigerian head coach.
He helped the Spurs in their 4-1 victory over the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals while serving as their assistant coach. He represented the Nigerian national team and helped them to win bronze medals at the 2005 and 2011 FIBA Africa Championships in Algeria and Madagascar.
He is also known for being engaged to Nia Long, an actress best known for her roles in the movies “The Best Man” and “Third Watch.” Udoka has recently made news due to his impending disciplinary action, which could include a major suspension over a consensual relationship.
Ime Udoka’s Net Worth (2024)
|46 Years Old
|Salary & Income
|$500 Thousand (per year)
Ime Udoka‘s Net Worth Growth
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|Net Worth in 2023
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|Net Worth in 2020
- Udoka earned $2.3 million as a head coach during his time as a professional NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs.
- He earned $744,551 as a Portland Trail Blazers player during the 2006-07 season.
- During the 2009-10 season, he earned $838,034 with the Sacramento Kings.
- According to reports, Udoka’s total pay is $3,926,817.
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Ime Udoka was born on 9th August 1977 in Nigeria to Agnes Udoka, a homemaker and Vitalis Udoka, an entrepreneur. He has an older sister, Mfon who played in the WNBA in the past. He graduated from Portland’s Jefferson High School.
After high school, Udoka attended the University of San Francisco, where he continued to play basketball. He was a four-year starter for the Dons and was named to the All-West Coast Conference team in his senior year
Career as a Player
Udoka finished his collegiate career at Portland State, where he averaged 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Udoka was drafted 39th overall by the Charleston Lowgators of the NBDL (now the G-League), and he was called up to play with the Lakers in 2004. After only four games Udoka was released.
Udoka returned to the NBDL after a brief spell overseas, averaging 17.1 points per game. The Knicks signed him to a contract in 2006, but he was waived again. He did not have to travel to Europe this time since his hometown team, the Portland Trail Blazers, signed him.
He started all 75 games in 2006-07. Udoka averaged 8.4 points per game and made 40.6 per cent of his three-point attempts that season, but the Blazers released him to make room for rookie Patty Mills.
Udoka would later help the coach to a championship with the Spurs in 2014. Udoka then spent 2 years in San Antonio, a season in Sacramento, and another season with the Spurs before retiring in Spain.
Udoka began his coaching career as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs in 2012. He played seven seasons for the Spurs, winning the NBA Finals in 2014. He joined the Philadelphia 76ers as the team’s lead assistant coach for the 2019-20 season, replacing Monty Williams.
He came to the Sixers following 7 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. Udoka then becomes an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21 before taking over as head coach of the Celtics in 2021-22.
Under Udoka’s leadership, the Celtics reached the NBA Finals in 2022 but were defeated by the Golden State Warriors. He also served as a coach for Team USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski’s Twitter, Udoka is facing disciplinary action that might result in a “significant suspension.” With the probable disciplinary action, he is suspended for the full 2022-23 season.
According to Shams Charania, Ime Udoka was suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. His actions were found to be in violation of the franchise’s code of conduct.
Ime Udoka‘s Biography
|Ime Sunday Udoka
|46 Years Old
|In Feet – 6 Feet 6 Inches
In Meters – 1.98 m
In Centimeters – 198 cm
|In Kilograms – 99.8 Kg
In Pounds – 220 lbs
|Father – Vitalis Udoka
Mother – N/A
Sisters – Mfon Udoka
Brothers – N/A
|Nia Long (ex)
|Kez Sunday Udoka
“We’re not (running from anybody), we never have been. We’re not going to choose today or any other day to start.”– Ime Udoka
Ime Udoka Social Media Profiles
In February 2010, Udoka and Nia were set up on a date in Boston by a mutual friend. Nia is a well-known actress who gave birth to her son Massai ten years before she met Udoka from her previous relationship with Massai Z. Dorsey.
Nia Long and Ime Udoka began dating in 2010 and have a son together, Kez Sunday Udoka, who was born in November 2011. The couple reportedly got engaged in May 2015 but called it off in 2016.
Ime Udoka Net Worth
As of 2024, Ime Udoka’s net worth is estimated at around $12 million. He made the majority of his money while playing and coaching as well as through brand promotions. He played for the Nigerian national team before beginning his professional NBA career with the North Charleston Lowgators.
He has gotten along with the Celtic player’s thanks to his impeccable record and current role as head coach, and he has been proposing strategies for a top-notch defensive team. As a head coach in the NBA, He is expected to earn a significant salary, which adds to his overall net worth.
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