Boston Celtics have suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 season for a violation of the team’s policies, the organisation confirmed Thursday night.
Reports say he engaged in a consensual intimate relationship with a female member of the team’s staff.
A statement released by the Celtics confirmed reports that the suspension would last the entire NBA calendar but a decision on his future with the franchise would be made ‘at a later date’.
The statement read, “The Boston Celtics announced today that the team has suspended Head Coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies.
“A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately.”
Udoka apologised to the players, fans and team for ‘putting the side in a difficult situation’ in statement released Thursday night.
“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,” Udoka’s statement read.
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