The Boston Celtics have officially suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 for violating team conduct policies. Udoka reportedly engaged in a consensual intimate relationship with a female staff member. The team announced the suspension is effective immediately.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, team president of basketball of operations Brad Stevens only became aware of Udoka’s “improper relationship” in recent days, and there was a “breakdown of trust and leadership” between Udoka and the organization.
Assistant Joe Mazzulla will reportedly step in as interim head coach. Earlier in the day it had been suggested Udoka may consider resigning, but TNT’s Chris Haynes reported Udoka is not looking to tender any resignation. The team stated a decision about Udoka’s future with the team will be determined at a later date.
Udoka joined the Celtics last season, his first gig as a head coach at the NBA level. Udoka led Boston to the team’s first trip to the Finals in over a decade last season.
Boston will host its annual media day this Monday, September 26th. Training camp is set to begin the next day.
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Publish date : 2022-09-23 01:27:26
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