Ime Udoka “Likely” To Be Suspended Entire Season
The Boston Celtics head coach, Ime Udoka has been under the scope since last night when a report by The Athletic surfaced alleging he was involved in an innapropiate intimate and consensual relationship with a female staff member on the team.
A recent announcement by ESPN reporter, Adam Wojnarowski, is that Udoka will be suspended from the team for an entire year. However, his job is not in jeopardy.
In light of the absence of Udoka, assistant coach Joe Mazzula will be the interim coach.
Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is likely facing a suspension for the entire 2022-2023 season for his role in a consensual relationship with a female staff member, sources tell ESPN. A formal announcement is expected as soon as today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 22, 2022
Analysis of the most recent suspension in the NBA
The Boston Celtics start their pre-season training on the 27th of September, yet we still don’t know who will be leading the team.
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This one-year suspension of Ime Udoka would be unprecedented for an NBA coach, as no one has ever been given one this long.
The Celtics getting coached could make it more difficult for them to reach the NBA Finals for a second consecutive year.
Please stop posting pictures of #Celtics female staffers on social media, speculating on who was involved with Ime Udoka. It's wrong, irresponsible and potentially damaging. Many of these women have families and very positive reputations and don't need their integrity questioned.
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) September 22, 2022
People online have reacted in many different ways to the news
Many on the Internet have pointed out that Ime Udoka has been in a relationship with actress Nia Long.
Or even related the news to the ones from other NBA head coach earlier in the week.
Some feel that it is easier to be in the spotlight when you are black.
How the breakup argument is going between Ime Udoka & Nia Long right now… pic.twitter.com/MrQngP5xXj
— Orlando Valentino (@OVeezyy) September 22, 2022
Ime Udoka fumbled Nia Long and the NBA Finals.
I’ve never seen an L worse than this one.
— Austin Konenski (@Austin_Kone05) September 22, 2022
Woj had us thinking Ime Udoka was going to Guantanamo bay when all he did was have a work wife
— Le5-6 (@deepyy_) September 22, 2022
If you are more upset about Ime Udoka and the Celtics situation than Brett Favre STEALING MILLIONS IN WELFARE MONEY FROM THE POOREST PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY IN MISSISSIPPI then you are part of the problem.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 22, 2022
Ime Udoka when he comes back from suspension and sees an all male team staff pic.twitter.com/gEHJtpILeW
— Jimmy (@jimmy_koski) September 22, 2022
ESPN gonna have wall-to-wall coverage on Ime Udoka’s affair but have completely ignored Brett Favre stealing millions in welfare money to build a stadium for his daughter.
— ijnstu the banished (@GI_Jawn) September 22, 2022
Mind you Brett Farve committed an ACTUAL CRIME and is still getting less coverage than Ime Udoka mixing work with play… pic.twitter.com/NY7LgQYlhD
— Miles (@mtvsthewrld_) September 22, 2022
Ime Udoka had….
Black Twitter: “BRETT FARVE EMBEZZLED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS 🗣️🗣️” pic.twitter.com/d7CtjfAfRd
— Rod Bridgers (@rod_bridgers) September 22, 2022