We haven’t even gotten to training camp yet and the Boston Celtics are off to a horrible start. It goes way beyond knee injuries for Danilo Gallinari and Robert Williams III. Wednesday night’s late report on head coach Ime Udoka has the Celtics at a standstill.
I’m not in a crisis because I don’t know who will coach the team if I get a long suspension. The problem is that there is too much speculation about what is going on and other innocent people are getting involved. Reports say Udoka could be suspended, possibly for the entire season, and former Celtics players have weighed in on the situation.
Ime Udoka allegedly had an “inappropriate” relationship with a staff member
On Wednesday night, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski shocked the NBA world, specifically Celtics fans, when he posted on Twitter that Udoka faced a lengthy suspension for an “unspecified violation of organizational guidelines.”
Shams Charania of The Athletic added more to the story later Thursday.
“Celtics coach Ime Udoka had an inappropriate consensual and intimate relationship with a team member, @TheAthletic @Stadium sources say,” he said. he wrote on Twitter. “It was deemed a violation of the franchise’s code of conduct.”
The biggest problem is that the Celtics haven’t addressed the situation, leaving others to speculate. Some people have (incorrectly) posted photos of female staff members on social media, claiming they are involved.
It’s a bad situation all around. Speculation will only continue until it is addressed. It is not known exactly what Udoka did. Reports indicate it was a consensual relationship, but those same reports say he is considering a one-season suspension. Once again, speculation takes over as people wonder if there is much more to the story.
Former Celtics players weigh in on the Udoka report
Less than a week before training camp begins, the Celtics have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. They’ve been dealing with a couple of knee injuries to Gallinari and Williams, but Udoka’s recent report has grabbed the headlines.
Former Celtics star Paul Pierce believes the report on the one-year suspension would not fit the crime.
“Should only be a fine, not a suspension,” Pierce posted It pokes.
Enes Freedom, who spent two seasons with the Celtics, slammed Udoka on social media. Libertatea, known for being outspoken, believes the NBA is criticizing him for his anti-China comments. During his second stint with the Celtics, he was traded to the Houston Rockets and has not played in the NBA since. He shot the Celtics coach for how he felt he was being treated.
“No need for revenge,” Freedom tweeted. “Just sit and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually ruin themselves, and if you’re lucky, God will let you watch. Karma.”
Two-time Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas also posted about Udoka’s situation.
“Don’t let Ime get talked about more than Brett (Favre)!!” Thomas wrote.
Thomas was speaking in reference to former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, who is embroiled in a welfare scandal in Mississippi.
Udoka’s plight has people talking. The Celtics need to step in and avoid speculation.
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