Ime Udoka, coach of the Celtics, has been suspended one season for the Boston team for violate the rules of the organization al maintaining an intimate consensual relationship with a female staff member.
The 47-year-old technician, who is in his second year with the Celtics after leading Massachusetts to their first NBA finals in 12 years, did not hesitate to apologize to the Boston franchise and his family.
I want to apologize to our players, fans and the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down.
“I want to apologize to our players, fans and the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down. I’m sorry I put the team in this difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.” said Udoka, a former Murcia and Gran Canaria player, in a message posted on the Twitter account of Malika Andrews (ESPN).
Intra-story in green of Udoka’s ‘affair’ with an employee who has cost him a year of suspension in the Celtics
‘The Athletic’ has revealed some details about the sentimental ‘affair’ of Ime Udoka, which maintains a relationship for 12 years with the famous actress Nia Longand his teammate on the Celtics.
according to Shams Charania Members of the Celtics organization first learned of Udoka’s relationship with the staff member in July.
The couple made the team leaders believe that the relationship was consensualbut sources consulted by ‘The Athletic’ have revealed that the woman recently accused Udoka of making unwanted comments towards herprompting the team to launch a series of internal interviews.
How was the suspension decided in Boston by Udoka’s action?
Shams Charania reports that the Celtics’ decision and announcement to suspend Udoka for a year was made after a closed-door meeting Thursday involving team owners and president Brad Stevens and lasted several hours.
Brad Stevens and members of the Celtics front office also met with players at the team facility.