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NBA: Celtics coach Ime Udoka suspended for a full season

Ime Udoka will be excluded from playing as a coach in the coming season. The photo shows him on June 16, 2022 at a Boston Celtics game.

In the NBA, those responsible for the Boston Celtics have imposed an almost historic penalty on their head coach. He will be banned for a whole season and is no longer allowed to stand on the sidelines.

The Boston Celtics have suspended head coach Ime Udoka, 45, for the entire 2022-23 NBA season for “violating team policy.” His future with the Celtics beyond the season will be decided at a later date, a club statement said on Thursday (September 22, 2022).

The Celtics did not provide more details about the punishment, which is one of the harshest ever imposed on an NBA head coach.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka suspended for one season

ESPN and The Athletic had previously reported a consensual relationship with a Celtics employee, with whom Udoka violated organization policies.

“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down,” said Udoka.

“I’m sorry that I put the team in this difficult situation and I accept the decision of the team.” “Out of respect for everyone involved” he will not comment further.

Udoka had led Boston to the finals series for the first time since 2010 last season. With the national player Daniel Theis (30), who has since migrated to the Indiana Pacers, the Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors (2: 4). As the pre-season begins soon, assistant coach Joe Mazzulla (34) is a likely interim solution, according to ESPN. (sid)

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