Boston Celtics manager Ime Udoka had an inappropriate intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff – in violation of the franchise’s code of conduct – according to a report early Thursday morning. Athletic’s Shams Charania.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported late Wednesday night that Udoka could face potential disciplinary action, and while no decision has yet been made on the length of his suspension, he will continue to play for the entire 2022-23 season. said it could become
Udoka’s suspension for any length of time would be a blow to the Celtics, who thought they had current and future coaches. In his first season as head coach, Udoka led the Celtics to his championship in the Eastern Conference and against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
Udoka’s story was just a day’s update on big NBA news.
First, Suns owner Robert Thurber, who came under fire following an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct against him and the organization, announced early Wednesday: He sold the WNBA’s Suns and Mercury.
Thurber was handed a one-season suspension and a $10 million fine, but amid mounting pressure that the punishment wasn’t harsh enough, Thurber decided to step down. Jahm Najafi, Suns vice chairman and PayPal CEO. said Dan Schulman, they didn’t want him to come backand LeBron James and Chris Paul have also previously said the punishment wasn’t harsh enough.
In other NBA news on Wednesday, Charania, who will be competing against Wojnarowski for a story, said: New contract signed to remain at Stadium/Bally Sports — both owned by Sinclair — and The Athletic, The Post confirms.