ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka could be suspended for “the entirety of the 2022-2023 season,” but that the team is still deliberating the scope and severity of a looming punishment. Udoka reportedly had an improper intimate and consensual relationship with a female staffer, a violation of the team’s personal conduct policies.
Boston’s media day is set for Monday, September 26, with training camp tipping off the next day. Wojnarowski reported a decision could be made as soon as Thursday of this week.
It has been speculated that assistant coach Joe Mazzulla could become interim head coach should a suspension be levied against Udoka. No decision has been made at this time.
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. https://t.co/Vnn2wWVcKA
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 22, 2022