14 Facts About Ime Udoka

1. Ime Udoka represented the Nigeria national team during his playing career.

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2. Ime Udoka was born in Portland, Oregon on August 9, 1977.

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3. Ime Udoka started his professional basketball career by playing in the NBDL with the Charleston Lowgators who drafted him with 39th overall pick in 2002 NBDL Draft.

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4. Ime Udoka was waived by the Knicks on September 11, 2006.

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5. In 2007, Ime Udoka signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

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6. On his second season with the Spurs, Ime Udoka played in 67 games, and started in three.

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7. On November 24, 2010, Ime Udoka rejoined the Spurs, but he was waived on January 5, 2011 after playing only 20 games.

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8. On December 15, 2011, Ime Udoka signed with the New Jersey Nets.

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9. In January 2012, Ime Udoka signed with UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ACB.

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10. Ime Udoka was the key for LaMarcus Aldridge's decision to join the Spurs in 2015.

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11. In June 2019, Ime Udoka was hired as an assistant coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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12. On June 28, 2021, Ime Udoka was hired as head coach of the Boston Celtics, becoming the 5th head coach of African origin in Boston Celtics history.

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13. Ime Udoka played for Nigeria in the 2005 and 2011 FIBA Africa Championships, winning a bronze medal in both tournaments.

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14. Ime Udoka coached for Team USA under Popovich at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, along with Celtics assistant Will Hardy.

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