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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is facing potential disciplinary action, including for “failure” Specified Violation of Organizational Guidelines” and was “seriously suspended”.
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ESPN SOURCE: Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka for unspecified breach of organization guidelines and face possible disciplinary action – including a major suspension. A final decision is being discussed within the Celtics. pic.twitter.com/1QZb0k326F
Wojnarowski noted that Udoka’s job is not currently under threat, and a decision on the length of the suspension could be announced on Thursday.
Last offseason, the Celtics hired 45-year-old Udoka. Udoka was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets from 2012-2021. Coach, Udoka led the C team to its first Eastern Conference title since 2010. Boston lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe confirmed the news and added that a suspension could be expected. Adam Himmelsbach @ Adam Himmelsbach
Celtics head coach, a league source confirmed Imeudoka could face suspension for violating team rules. @wojespn is the first to report the news.
Organizational guidelines were not immediately clear after Udoka was reported violating Wojnarowski’s report. For now, Adam Kaufman of iHeartRadio and WBZ NewsRadio has provided some background on the matter.
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The most notable part of this coverage of the impending “major suspension” of Ime Udoka is that it comes from #Celtics , Not an alliance. And, of course, the fact that violations were not reported immediately.
The Celtics are less than a month away from the season opening as they begin the 2022-23 season in October. 18 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Given the latest news, there’s a good chance Udoka won’t be on the sidelines for this match.