Yikes! Boston Celtics Coach Ime Udoka Facing Year-Long Suspension For Consensual Affair With Woman Staff Member


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The NBA season is set to start in about three weeks and this story was absolutely not on our BINGO card of predictions for what we might see.

Yesterday evening, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a vaguely specific tweet about Boston Celtics Head Coach Ime Udoka…

ESPN story on Celtics coach Ime Udoka facing disciplinary action expected to include a significant suspension for a violation of organizational guidelines: https://t.co/R4xRzyOD8J

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 22, 2022

The Twitterverse was as shocked as they were confused as this “news” didn’t reveal any significant information about what was going on.

I hate how unspecific this tweet is. It invites bizarre and absurd levels of speculation. https://t.co/8q1aKO1Mwa

— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) September 22, 2022

That “bizarre speculation” lasted all night until we finally got a legit update as to what actually happened…

Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is likely facing a suspension for the entire 2022-2023 season for his role in a consensual relationship with a female staff member, sources tell ESPN. A formal announcement is expected as soon as today.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 22, 2022

Not only is this out of pocket because the human resources department is a real thing, but also, IME UDOKA WAS DATING A HAPPY AND GLOWING NIA LONG! We obviously don’t know whether she will forgive him or not but we’re going to use the past tense until we hear otherwise because this is embarrassing as hell. This affair comes on the heels of Udoka being heralded as one of the best coaches in the league last season. The Celtics were an average team for most of the season but Udoka was credited with their incredible turnaround that gave the team a 28-7 in their final 35 games according to ESPN. That momentum helped propel the team to the NBA Finals where they lost to the Golden State Warriors.

More details about Udoka’s sordid shenanigans are likely to emerge over the coming days and we will update you as the news breaks.

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