Celtics head coach Ime Udoka (left) did not concur with a referee (right) in the 2nd quarter throughout a video game in between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, Game Six of the NBA Finals at the TD Garden in Boston on June 17, 2022.
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The Boston Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season, pointing out “violations of team policies.”
The suspension, reliable instantly, follows reports Udoka remained in a consensual intimate relationship with a female utilized by the franchise.
In a statement to ESPN, Udoka asked forgiveness and stated he accepted the group’s choice.
Udoka has actually coached the Celtics for one season, leading the company considering that previous head coach Brad Stevens left the function to end up being president of basketball operations. He supervised the groups Eastern Conference champion and a stopped working NBA Finals quote versus the Golden State Warriors.
The Celtics have actually tapped assistant coach Joe Mazzulla to function as interim head coach,ESPN reported, citing sources The group’s leading assistant coach, Will Hardy, left the group in June for a head training task with the Utah Jazz.