The Boston Celtics have fired head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season
The Boston Celtics have fired head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season

The Boston Celtics have fired head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season, the team announced Thursday. The suspension is the result of “violations of team policies,” the Celtics said in a statement.

The suspension is effective immediately and “a decision regarding his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date,” the team said.

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The Celtics have not publicly disclosed the policies Udoka violated.

On Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic said that Udoka had an “inappropriate consensual relationship with a female member of the team’s staff.”

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Celtics coach Ime Udoka.

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The Boston Celtics will enter the 2022-23 season as the defending Eastern Conference champions. They lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors in four games to two last season.

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Assistant coach Joe Mazzulla will take over coaching duties this season, according to ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski.

Before becoming the head coach of the Celtics in 2021, Udoka spent seven seasons as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs from 2012 to 2019. He spent one year as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019, followed by one more season as an assistant coach. Brooklyn Nets.

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