According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka may be subject to disciplinary punishment, including a “substantial ban,” for engaging in a consensual relationship with a female member of the Celtics’ staff.
Wojnarowski said Udoka’s position is not in danger at the moment and that a decision on the suspension’s duration might be made on Thursday. According to sources, Udoka may miss the whole 2022–23 campaign.
The 45-year-old Udoka was hired by the Celtics football club during the offseason of 2017-18. Udoka worked as an assistant with the Spurs, 76ers, and Nets between 2012 and 2021.
Udoka won the Eastern Conference with the Celtic football club in his first season as head coach, which was the first time it had happened since 2010. The NBA Finals ended with the Golden State Warriors defeating Boston.
The 2022-23 season for the Celtics begins on October 18 at home against the Philadelphia 76ers, therefore the team has less than a month to prepare for the season opener. In light of the new information, it is quite likely that Udoka will not be present at the game.