This marriage will be the first for both Udoka, 37, and Long, 44.Udoka earned his NBA championship coaching after the Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals four games to one, but it is an engagement ring that has him flying on a cloud and possibly the target of a lot of envy.Long has been featured on a number of television shows and movies, including Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Third Watch, Boyz n the Hood and Big Momma's House.
more The hand of former Spur turned assistant coach Ime Udoka could be boasting another ring besides his championship one, if engagement rumors are true.
Talk of wedding bells began circulating on celebrity gossip sites this past weekend when Nia Long, Udoka’s girlfriend since 2010, was spotted sporting a glitzy band on her ring finger, according to E! REALATED: Tim Duncan and the Spurs caught on video partying 'like champs' in Los Angeles after loss Neither Long nor Udoka have spoken on their relationship’s milestone but the entertainment news outlet “exclusively confirmed” the gossip by speaking with Long’s representative.
"I think that women who are extremely driven to success, ambitious, I think they get to a point in their lives where they're like, 'Uh oh.
I am 30-something years old, and I don't have a husband and I don't have children yet and what does that mean?
'" she told the magazine (via Us Weekly) during a press run for her 2013 tragicomedy film "The Best Man Holiday." RELATED: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Star Josh Brolin Engaged To Kathryn Boyd "I think what it means is stay in your course because it's going to happen when it's supposed to happen.
It doesn't happen for everyone at the same time, so you can't compare your life to someone else's," added the actress, who will be next seenon on ABC's "Uncle Buck" and in film "The Best Man Wedding." In the same interview, Long also talked how important it is to not push love away.
Congratulations to Ime Udoka and Nia Long for strengthening their family with the institution of marriage.
Even though the San Antonio Spurs got booted from the playoffs after the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs, Udoka is without a doubt #winning !!
telling TMZ Sports she sometimes roots for her fiance's team to lose in the postseason ... Nia's fiance' is former Spurs stud -- and current assistant coach -- Ime Udoka and when we got the two out on date night earlier this week we had to ask if she was secretly excited when the Spurs got knocked out of the NBA playoffs.
Check out the clip -- Nia keeps it all the way real -- maybe too real for Spurs fans -- before dialing it back a little so she's actually allowed back in south Texas.
Udoka proposed to his longtime girlfriend, actress Nia Long, 44, and the two plan to be wed.