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Ime Udoka
Ime Udoka
Position: -
Born: 08/09/77
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:218 lbs. / 99 kg.
Earnings: $3,926,817 ($4,769,854*)
The coaching staff continues to take shape, with Will Hardy, Damon Stoudamire, and Aaron Miles joining holdover Joe Mazzulla as assistants and Garrett Jackson joining remaining video assistant Evan Bradds behind the bench. There are still more roles to fill on the staff, particularly the associate coach that serves as Ime Udoka’s top lieutenant. Multiple sources around the team have said they presume Hardy will fill that role, but it is unclear whether that has been decided already.
He will be the seventh African American head coach hired out of eight openings this offseason in the NBA. New Orleans is finalizing an agreement with Suns assistant Willie Green, and Portland (Chauncey Billups), Atlanta (Nate McMillan), Orlando (Jamahl Mosely), Boston (Ime Udoka) and Dallas (Jason Kidd) hired African American coaches. Four of them — including Unseld Jr., Mosely, Billups and Green — are assistants getting first-time opportunities as head coaches.
Tatum will begin the first year of his max contract extension in October and is one of the feature players for Team USA as it seeks another gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics beginning July 23. He was in full support of the hiring of Ime Udoka as the new coach and realizes changes were expected – and perhaps needed – after such a difficult season, where the Celtics finished 36-36 and were bounced in the first round of the playoffs. “It was tough, just everything that we had to endure, everything that kind of happened,” Tatum said of last season. “It put in perspective and made me appreciate those good years that we had and we made those deep playoff runs. It’s not always guaranteed and it made me appreciate that.”