EntertainmentSports Celtics Coach Ime Udoka Faces Suspension After Alleged Affair with Staffer Udoka has been with actress Nia Long since 2010, and the couple have a 10-year-old sonByJason Hahn,Jason HahnJason Hahn is a Human Interest and Sports Reporter for PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE's Los Angeles Bureau as a writer and reporter since 2017 and has interviewed the likes of Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady. He has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He previously worked for Complex Magazine in New York City.People Editorial GuidelinesBrenton Blanchet,Brenton BlanchetInstagramTwitterWriter/Reporter, PEOPLEPeople Editorial GuidelinesandAnya LeonAnya LeonAnya Leon is a Senior News Editor and the Parents Editor for PEOPLE. She's been at the brand for over 14 years in various roles across the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. She has appeared on PEOPLE's podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, and covers everything from exclusive pregnancy news to every single Kardashian birth (11 and counting!). She resides in Northern Virginia with her family.People Editorial GuidelinesPublished on September 22, 2022 10:09 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Ime Udoka, head coach of the Boston Celtics, is facing a possible suspension after he allegedly had a consensual intimate relationship with a woman on the team's staff, sources confirm to PEOPLE. The affair between the engaged head coach and the staffer is considered a violation of team guidelines, ESPN, who was first to report the news, said, and updates on the disciplinary action could arrive as soon as Thursday. Udoka has been in a relationship with longtime girlfriend, Fatal Affair actress Nia Long, since they met in 2010. The two share a 10-year-old son, Kez Sunday, and confirmed their engagement in May 2015. ESPN reports that the team is discussing a possible suspension for Udoka for the entire 2022-23 season, but sources say it is unlikely that his position is permanently in jeopardy. The Celtics are a month away from starting the season with an Oct. 18 home game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Ime Udoka.Ezra Shaw/GettyNia Long and Ime Udoka's Relationship Timeline Udoka, 45, is a former professional basketball player who has had a successful second career as a coach in the NBA. He spent seven years with head coach Gregg Popovich at the San Antonio Spurs, with the team winning a championship in 2014. For more on this story, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. Since leaving the team in 2019, Udoka served as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets. He joined the Celtics in 2021 as a head coach and led the team to the 2022 NBA Finals in his first year at the helm. This was set to be his second season with the franchise. During last season's NBA Finals, Boston fell in six games to the Golden State Warriors. But it was a major improvement for the team, which was making its first Finals appearance since 2010. NBA to Retire Bill Russell's No. 6 Jersey Throughout the League After the Celtics Legend's Death Long, 51, and Udoka have been engaged for almost a decade. She told Essence in 2020 that they were comfortable not holding a wedding ceremony. "Love is complicated, let's just start there," Long said. "And then you start a marriage, which I've never been married. And there's a reason for that because I don't know that I need to say 'I do' to prove to you that I love you." "But also, what does marriage really [mean]… that you own me now and I own you?" she added. "I don't get that part." Nia Long and Ime Udoka.Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicMarcus Smart Encouraging Donors to 'Get Out There and Help' After Losing Mom and Brother to Cancer According to the Boston Globe, the couple first met in Boston in February 2010. A mutual friend set them up when they were both in the city; Long was filming a pilot for NBC and Udoka, who was on the Sacramento Kings at the time, was playing against the Boston Celtics. In 2011, the pair exclusively revealed to PEOPLE that they were expecting their first child together. "This is the most exciting time in our lives," they told PEOPLE in a statement at the time. "Words can't explain how thrilled we are by the new addition to our family. We feel truly blessed and appreciate all the well wishes and prayers." RELATED VIDEO: Legacy: In The Shadow of Greatness Exclusive Clip – Dwyane and Zaire Wade After Udoka and the Celtics secured their trip to the 2022 NBA Finals, Long went viral when she posted a video of her dancing in celebration. "Yes!!!" Long wrote in the caption of the video, which received nearly 3 million views on Twitter since it was posted in May of last year.