Nia Long She says she will need all the support she can get after being traumatized by her fiancé, the Celtics coach Im Odoka …what we’ve learned has kept her anonymous about his relationship, even though the team busted him months ago.
Sources associated with the team and the couple told TMZ… Nia has moved to Boston with Keyher 10-year-old son with Amy, just two weeks ago, and the couple were looking for a home.
Nia’s sad misrepresentation is that when she moved, Ime was well aware of his relationship with a married front office employee who was about to explode. We were told that Ime knew in July that the team was aware of the case, and was conducting an investigation.
Meanwhile, we’ve been told that Nia only found out about it in the past few days… and only because Ime knew she was about to go public.
Nia told TMZ, through her representative Shannon Barr… “The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means a lot to me. I ask that my privacy be respected as I address recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children.”
The backlash on social media against Ime and Nia’s support was swift once the Celtics announced Wednesday. They were punishing him.
Thursday night, the Celtics officially suspended him for the entire 2022-23 next season.
In response, Im said, “I want to apologize to our players, the fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down. I’m sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision. My respects to everyone involved, I will have no further comment.”