Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka suspended for 1 year in the NBA! Relationship with club employee costly

The Boston Celtics, last season’s finalist in the American Basketball League (NBA), suspended head coach Ime Udoka for one year for violating club rules after having an affair with a club employee.

In the statement made by the club, it was stated that the decision on the future of Udoka, who will not be in charge of the team in the 2022-2023 season, will be made in the next days.

The Celtics did not elaborate on the reason for the suspension, but US media reports suggested that the 45-year-old coach had an affair with a female staff member at the club.

“I apologize to the players, fans, Celtics Club and my family for disappointing them. I’m sorry to put the team in this difficult situation and I accept the verdict,” Udoka told American sports channel ESPN. used the phrases.

Assistant coach Joe Mazzulla is expected to coach the team during this time.

Udoka made the play-offs by finishing 2nd in the Eastern Conference with 51 wins and 31 losses last season, and the Celtics, under the management of Udoka, made it to the NBA Finals by eliminating the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat, but won the Golden State Warriors 4 times. -2 was defeated.

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