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Spurs Hire Former Blazers F Ime Udoka As Assistant Coach

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The San Antonio Spurs announced the hiring of former Portland Trail Blazers forward and Portland State Vikings standout Ime Udoka as an assistant coach on Tuesday. --------------------------------------------- "Ime Udoka possesses an outstanding work ethic as well as a natural inclination to teach. We are excited to add someone with his potential to our coaching staff," said Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. Udoka spent seven seasons in the NBA playing in 316 career games, averaging 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18.1 minutes . He enjoyed his best campaign during the 2006-07 season when he started 75 games for Portland, averaging 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 28.6 minutes. Udoka closed out his college career at Portland State where he led the Vikings in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocked shots during the 1999-2000 season. He was also named First Team All-Big Sky Conference and was selected as the league’s Newcomer of the Year. Udoka began his college career at Eastern Utah and spent a year at the University of San Francisco before arriving at Portland State. --------------------------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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