Ime Udoka, the head coach of the Boston Celtics, had a close, mutually beneficial connection with a female employee of the team, sources informed The Athletic on Wednesday.
The Boston Celtics hired Udoka as their head coach on June 28, 2021, making him the team’s fifth head coach of African descent overall. Despite being 18-21 at the beginning of the season, Udoka guided the Celtics to a 51-31 record and their first berth in the NBA Finals since 2010.
Ime Udoka, a 45-year-old Nigerian, is being disciplined for his part in an intimate relationship with a lady who works for the team, according to ESPN. The discipline is expected to entail a significant ban.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Udoka’s misconduct involved an “improper intimate and consensual relationship” with a woman who was on the Celtics’ staff.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Udoka’s wrongdoing constituted an improper personal and consenting connection with a woman who worked for the Celtics.
According to insiders, a decision on the suspension’s duration might be made as soon as Thursday because the relationship was deemed to be against the organization’s rules.
Although a final choice has not yet been made, internal conversations have reportedly explored contingencies that would prevent Udoka from playing for the full 2022–23 season. It is not thought that Udoka’s employment is under stake.
Following his NBA playing career, Udoka worked as an assistant coach with the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and San Antonio Spurs until joining the Boston Celtics last summer.
Because of his father’s Nigerian ancestry, Udoka is a citizen of the country. His older sister, Mfon, was a WNBA player. His mother was an Illinois-born American who passed away in late 2011.
An international trending topic right now is Ime Udoka and his lover Nia Long.
Kez Sunday Udoka, born to Udoka and his fiancée Nia Long in November 2011, was the couple’s first child. In May 2015, the two got engaged.
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