Ime Udoka Ordered To Pay $32,500 Child Support, Nia Long Granted Majority Of Parenting Time
In a recent court ruling, Houston Rockets head coach Ime Udoka has been ordered to pay a staggering $32,500 per month in child support to his ex-partner, Nia Long, for their son. Additionally, Long has been granted the majority of parenting time for their child.
The child support is reflecting Udoka’s significant salary as a head coach, as he reportedly earns around $7 million annually. Per TMZ:
Per the docs, obtained by TMZ, it’s actually Nia who’ll be receiving monthly child support — and even though the court said she might be entitled to upwards of $56k … the 2 parents ended up landing on about half of that, with Ime agreeing to pay her $32,500/month.
The couple went through their financials — as did the court — and found Ime makes way more money coaching the Houston Rockets right now than Nia does … noting he’s got more than $400k in net monthly disposable income, whereas she’s only got about $20k.
Now, in terms of custody … they’ll continue to share joint legal custody — but Nia will get sole physical custody with reasonable visitation for Ime as time and scheduling permits.
In the 2022-23 offseason, Udoka dominated headlines, after it was revealed that the then Boston Celtics head coach had an inappropriate relationship with a female Celtics staffer. Due to this, among other team violations, Udoka was suspended for the entire 2022-23 NBA season and eventually let go by the Boston Celtics.
This eventually also led to Udoka and Nia Long ending their 13-year relationship.