BOSTON CELTICS HEAD COACH
Ime Udoka is the Head Coach of the Boston Celtics. On June 28, 2021, Udoka became the 18th Head Coach in Celtics history.
Prior to joining the Celtics, Coach Udoka was an Assistant Coach for the Brooklyn Nets in the 2020-2021 NBA Season – Coach Udoka helped the Nets to a 48-24 record and 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference. Prior to the Nets, Coach Udoka was an Assistant Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers (2019-2020) and San Antonio Spurs (2012-2019). He helped lead the Spurs organization to the NBA Playoffs in all seven years he coached and won an NBA Championship in the 2013-2014 NBA Season.
Ime Udoka was born on August 9, 1977, in Portland, Oregon and attended Jefferson High School. Udoka began his collegiate career at College of Eastern Utah (1995-1997), spent a year at the University of San Francisco (1997-1998), before finishing at Portland State (1999-2000). Udoka went to Europe to play basketball before getting drafted 3rd overall by the Fort Worth Flyers in the 2005 NBDL Draft. In his career, Coach Udoka played for the Knicks, Trail Blazers, Spurs, and Kings. Udoka, who has dual citizenship in both America and Nigeria, has an older sister, Mfon, who played in the WNBA. He has one child, Kez, who was born in 2011.