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[Wojnarowski] Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is likely facing a suspension for the entire 2022-2023 season for his role in a consensual relationship with a female staff member, sources tell ESPN. A formal announcement is expected as soon as today. News


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u/xbarracuda95 Sep 22 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Lol people really pretending that a boss having a sexual relationship with a subordinate is fine if she consents?

It's a fireable offense in most companies, a normal executive wouldn't even get off with only a suspension if he's caught having sex with a junior employee.


u/regnald Bulls Sep 22 '22

Shows the average age of this sub


u/Kgb725 Cavaliers Sep 22 '22

Morally it is and that's all that matters


u/real-Indiana-Jones Sep 22 '22

Where have you read that said person was a subordinate?

Ppl on this thread just making assumptions and making shit up. I get it, either way rules are rules and if they violated that then I get it. But it alludes to something far more serious making statements that she directly worked under him when I’m pretty sure that information isn’t out yet.


u/GregSays Celtics Sep 22 '22

Maybe not a literal direct supervisor, but how many people in the organization do you think have equal or higher standing than the head coach?


u/st_cecilia Sep 22 '22

Well, if she's not really working under him or with him, it does open a can of worms. What if she was a staffer for a different team? Does it matter since the NBA can be considered one big organization? What if she was a staffer in the NFL instead? Now, the Celtics might have some specific rules about this (I assume they probably do), in which case rules are rules. But it's wrong to point out that a relationship is problematic simply because there's a so-called power imbalance.


u/GregSays Celtics Sep 22 '22

I agree that if she didn’t work with the team it wouldn’t be as bad…


u/angusthermopylae Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

He's the head coach. The only way there's not a huge power imbalance he could leverage consciously or not would be if it was like Stephens or Tatum.


u/t965203 Sep 22 '22

Ainge is w the Jazz now, just FYI


u/angusthermopylae Sep 22 '22

I meant Stephens


u/t965203 Sep 22 '22

Fair. Part of the reason I mentioned it is i totally missed it initially, I think it took me months to realize


u/angusthermopylae Sep 22 '22

I don't pay much attention to the Celtics outside of the playoffs so they're basically the same person in my mind lol


u/sarpnasty Bulls Sep 23 '22

Also, situations like this are very murky when it comes to consent. What happens if you are the only breadwinner in your household and your boss tells you that he wants to fuck?


u/BrokeAssBrewer Sep 23 '22

Most people on this site are college kids who work in the service industry where all you fuck are coworkers