We were all dying to know what coach Ime Udoka could’ve possibly done in order to get suspended by the Boston Celtics organization. Scooper Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news but he didn’t want to reveal any major details about what happened. On the very next day, Shams Charania confirmed that the coach sustained a consensual intimate relationship with a woman of her staff.
Rules inside organizations as big as the Boston Celtics need to be upheld no matter what. The team leadership decided to punish the coach accordingly, he has been suspended for the entire season that will begin in December. With his actions, Ime Udoka also cheated on his fianc, actress Nia Long. There has been a lot of speculation about who the woman is, but her identity remains a mystery.
Boston Celtics announce the suspension
The Boston Celtics announced the suspension through all their social media outlets and their official website. They confirmed that this punishment is effective immediately. An entire season without the coach who led the team to the most recent NBA Finals, that’s going to be interesting.
This is the entire statement from the Celtics: “The Boston Celtics announced today that the tea, has suspended Head Coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies. A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately.”
Who is taking Ime Udoka’s position?
Even though this suspension is for one season, the part where the Celtics are vague about his future leaves a lot to the imagination. Meanwhile, coach Joe Mazzulla is the man who will take the job as the interim. He was one of the few people who remained on the team when Brad Stevens stepped down. Boston Celtics did not confirm whether Mazzulla would stay as head coach if they decide to fire Ime Udoka.