Ime Udoka Will be suspended for the entire 2022-23 season by the Boston Celtics because of the relationship he allegedly began with a female member of the green-and-white staff, going against the franchise’s code of conduct. This was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski pending the official announcement, with the deputy Joe Mazzulla Ready to become interim head coach.
Assistant coach Joe Mazzulla is likely to become Boston’s interim coach for the season, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/GKEiMemnFN
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 22, 2022
This is sensational news, as Udoka in his first season on an NBA bench took the Celtics all the way to the Finals. The green-and-whites are considered one of the favorites to win the title, but in addition to the coach they have already lost Danilo Gallinari for the entire season.
According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, Udoka would even consider resignation in these hours, in response to the Celtics’ action.
Ime Udoka has considered the possibility of resigning, sources told @SInow. Internally, coaches and staff members are bracing for the likelihood that Udoka will be suspended for one year for having a relationship with a female staffer.
– Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) September 22, 2022