Per new reporting from the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, the Boston Celtics will indeed suspend head coach Ime Udoka for a year for a consensual relationship with a female staff member of the team.
Himmelsbach also reports that assistant Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla will serve as interim coach over the period of Udoka’s suspension. “The Celtics are expected to issue a statement on the situation as soon as Thursday,” relates the Globe reporter of the situation that came to light late on Wednesday evening. After a pair of setbacks in terms of injury news, this latest development is most surprising given the Celtics under Udoka have barely had the dust settle on an NBA Finals run that nearly saw Boston hang a banner.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix stories that Udoka has considered resigning, but has not made any decision on that front at present as far as is known.
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