Earlier this week, the NBA world learned that Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka was facing a suspension for the entire 2022-23 season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday night that Udoka had an intimate relationship with a female Celtics staffer. Late Thursday night, the Celtics announced a penalty for Udoka.
He is suspended for the entire season.
“The Boston Celtics announced today that the team has suspended Head Coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violating team policies,” the statement read.
“A decision regarding his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension is effective immediately.”
Assistant coach Joe Mazzulla is expected to take over as interim head coach for the 2022-23 season in Udoka’s absence.