Nia Long's Partner Ime Udoka Is Set To Become Celtics Head Coach And Fans Can't Deal

Written by on June 24, 2021

Information that Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Ime Udoka ― who’s in a longtime relationship with Nia Lengthy ― is predicted to change into the subsequent head coach of the Boston Celtics set social media abuzz.

Each NBA followers and admirers of the “Deadly Affair” actor took to Twitter to cheer Udoka’s new gig and to rejoice the probability of seeing Lengthy seated courtside at video games.

“Udoka can come to Boston however he’s acquired to deliver Nia Lengthy with him,” one Twitter person wrote Thursday.

“This man put within the work! And Boston will get Nia Lengthy additionally,” mentioned one other. “Massive win for Boston!”

Udoka, a retired NBA participant, is finalizing an settlement to change into the subsequent head coach for the Celtics, ESPN reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. Previous to becoming a member of the Nets, Udoka was an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs for seven seasons and an assistant for the Philadelphia 76ers for one season.

Lengthy and Udoka went public with their relationship in 2010 and acquired engaged in 2015, in accordance with Essence. The “Love Jones” actor advised the publication final 12 months that she didn’t really feel the necessity to get married.

“Love is difficult, let’s simply begin there,” she mentioned. “And then you definately begin a wedding, which I’ve by no means been married. And there’s a purpose 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.

“But additionally, what does marriage actually [mean] … that you just personal me now and I personal you? I don’t get that half,” she added.

Lengthy shared comparable sentiments with Essence in 2012, telling the journal that “marriage isn’t a precedence.”

“We’re pleased, I’m pleased, the youngsters are improbable,” she mentioned.

Lengthy and Udoka share 9-year-old son Kez. The actor has 20-year-old son Massai from a earlier relationship.

Lengthy celebrated Udoka on Instagram for Father’s Day, sharing an image of them along with the caption, “Completely happy Father’s Day Zaddy! We Love you!”

Twitter customers congratulated Udoka on Thursday and celebrated the prospect of seeing extra of Lengthy:

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