Boston Celtics droop head coach Ime Udoka for whole NBA season

CNN  — 

Ime Udoka, head coach of the Boston Celtics, has been suspended for all the NBA season for violations of group insurance policies, the organization announced Thursday evening.

The group added {that a} choice on Udoka’s future with the Celtics might be made at a later date. His suspension was efficient instantly.

In line with ESPN, The Athletic and the Boston Globe, Udoka had a consensual relationship with a feminine member of the group’s workers.

“I’m sorry for placing the group on this troublesome scenario, and I settle for the group’s choice,” Udoka mentioned to ESPN in a press release wherein he apologized to the gamers, followers, group and his household.

CNN has reached out to the Celtics for additional remark.

Udoka took over because the group’s head coach from Brad Stevens forward of the 2021-22 NBA season and coached the Celtics to their first NBA Finals look since 2010, the place they misplaced 4-2 to the Golden State Warriors.

The Celtics begin their season on October 18 towards the Philadelphia 76ers on the TD Backyard in Boston. NBA coaching camps open subsequent week with the primary preseason video games scheduled for every week from Friday.

CNN’s Jacob Lev contributed to this report.


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