Boston Celtics

  • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 10: Head coach Ime Udoka of the Boston Celtics looks on in the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 10, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 10: Head coach Ime Udoka of the Boston Celtics looks on in the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 10, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    The Boston Celtics are expected to announce a season-long suspension for head coach Ime Udoka, amid reported violations of the franchise’s code of conduct. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news, with an official announcement from the Celtics expected as soon as Thursday.

    According to Shams Charania on Twitter, Udoka “had an improper intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff.”

    Udoka led the Celtics to a berth in the 2022 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors last season. Now, it sounds like the team is prepared to move forward for the 2022-23 season without him. Reports suggest that he will not lose his job entirely.

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  • According to Woj, Celtics assistant Joe Mazzulla is expected to take over as the interim head coach for the coming season.

    We’ll continue to keep you updated on everything involving Udoka and the Celtics here at 98.5 The Sports Hub. Click here for complete Boston Celtics coverage.

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