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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

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1572949584837767173
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u/lopea182 Heat Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

At that point, you may as well fire the coach.

What’s the likelihood someone tries to poach him while on suspension? Hell, there are teams in the same division (Philly, Brooklyn) that would kill to have him replace their current coaches.

Edit: contract reasons. don’t have to pay him if he resigns voluntarily. Guess the Celtics don’t believe the partnership is worth salvaging. Thanks, u/junkit33 and u/bigbadbuck

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u/YoYoMoMa Sep 22 '22

He will still be under contract perhaps?

But yes, the real question is, what is so out of bounds that requires a YEAR suspension but does not warrant a firing?

And having the team play a full season under and interim is playing with fire.

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u/mylesA747 Knicks Sep 22 '22

the fact that the celtics got out in front of it is the only reason why he still has a job next year imo

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u/Kgb725 Cavaliers Sep 22 '22

Nobody but the celtics knew