October 6, 2022

Nia Lengthy’s Fiance Ime Udoka Going through Suspension From NBA: Report

Nia Long's Fiance Ime Udoka Facing Suspension From NBA for Affair With Team Staffer

Ime Udoka and Nia Lengthy.

Nia Lengthy‘s fiancé, Ime Udoka, is reportedly dealing with a year-long suspension from the NBA for “improper” conduct with a member of the Boston Celtics crew workers.

The Celtics head coach, 45, allegedly had an “intimate and consensual relationship with a feminine member” of the group, in response to a Thursday, September 22, report from The Athletic‘s Shams Charania. The alleged relationship is reportedly a violation of the franchise’s code of conduct, which is why Udoka is dealing with disciplinary motion.

ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Udoka may very well be suspended for all the 2022-23 NBA season, including that Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla is predicted to change into the crew’s interim coach in his stead.

Udoka was employed as head coach in June 2021 after working as an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets. The Sacramento Kings participant led the Celtics to their first NBA Finals look since 2010, however the crew misplaced the championship to the Golden State Warriors.

The previous basketball participant and the NCIS: Los Angeles alum, 51, have been in a relationship since 2010. The duo obtained engaged in 2015, however Lengthy has stated that she’s not an enormous fan of marriage.

Nia Long's Fiance Ime Udoka Facing Suspension From NBA for Affair With Team Staffer

Ime Udoka and Nia Lengthy.
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“Love is difficult, let’s simply begin there,” the Deadly Affair star stated throughout a December 2020 interview on Essence‘s “Yes, Girl!” podcast. “And then you definitely begin a wedding, which I’ve by no means been married. And there’s a motive for that, as a result of I don’t know that I have to say, ‘I do’ to show to you that I like you.”

The New York Metropolis native added that she understands why different {couples} select to tie the knot, however it’s not one thing that’s essential to her. “I perceive the spiritual facet of marriage,” she defined. “That’s lovely and it’s fantastical and it’s dreamy and it’s each woman’s fantasy to have that second. However I don’t know that I want that to really feel like I’m in a partnership that’s working.”

Lengthy and Udoka welcomed son Kez, 10, in 2011. The Recent Prince of Bel-Air alum additionally shares son Massai, 21, with ex Massai Z. Dorsey.

The Look Each Methods actress gushed over her fiancé in Might after he led the Celtics to the playoffs. “Speechless … endurance and function,” she wrote through Instagram alongside a graphic about Udoka making the finals in his first 12 months as head coach. “#imeudoka #blessedandgrateful.”

Neither Lengthy nor Udoka have publicly commented on the stories about his potential suspension. Us Weekly has reached out for remark.