Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 1 year for ‘violation of internal rules’

Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 1 year for ‘violation of internal rules’

The Boston Celtics announced on Thursday that they have suspended the coach Make udoka for the 2022-2023 NBA season for “violation of the internal regulations” of the franchise.

“The Boston Celtics have announced that the team has suspended Coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violating team rules. A decision on his future will be made at a later date. The suspension is effective immediately. “, reads the statement released by the Boston Celtics Franchise.

Udoka, who led the Celtics to the NBA Finals last year in his first experience as a league coach, will not be able to coach next season, which is due to start Oct. 19.

The official statement on the coach’s suspension comes after news broke in the United States that Udoka had been in a consensual relationship with a female team member.

Born in Portland in 1977, Udoka competed in Gran Canaria and Murcia in his playing career and in his coaching career he worked for the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets as a coach. deputy.

The Celtics have not released the name of Udoka’s replacement, although it could be 34-year-old Joe Mazzulla, who has served as an assistant head coach for the past three years.

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