Boston Celtics coach, Ime Udoka, is facing a possible disciplinary action over a violation of the organization’s guideline which is in relation to having an improper but consensual relationship with a female member of staff and could miss the entire 2022/23 campaign according to respected NBA insider Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski, Boldsportsng reports.
The former D’Tigers star led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference championship and a place in the NBA finals in his first season as coach, losing 4-2 to the Golden State Warriors led by Steph Curry.
According to reports, the organization are still discussing the relevant punishment for his offence but he’s, however, not at risk of losing his job with the franchise, as per NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wojnarowski had tweeted, “Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing possible disciplinary action – including a significant suspension – for an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines. Discussions are ongoing within the Celtics on a final determination,” Wojnarowski tweeted.
“Ime Udoka’s job isn’t believed to be in jeopardy, but a suspension is looming and a final determination on that length could come as soon as Thursday, sources tell ESPN.
“No final decision has been made on the length of a suspension, but internal discussions have included scenarios that would keep Udoka out for the entirety of the 2022-2023 season, sources told ESPN.”
However, a later tweet from Charania disclosed the disciplinary breach by the 45-year-old Portland native.
Celtics coach Ime Udoka had an improper intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. It’s been deemed a violation of franchise’s code of conduct.