“I settle for the crew’s choice.”
Boston Celtics Head Coach Ime Udoka has learned his fate after information broke about his affair with a fellow Celtics staff member. Whereas many reporters speculated that the 45-year previous coach would face penalties for his actions, the choice from the league turned official on Thursday (September 22). In keeping with the group, the Boston Celtics have suspended the second-year head coach for your entire 2022-23 NBA season for “violations of the crew’s code of conduct.”
Head coach Ime Udoka through the 2022 NBA Finals – Michael Reaves/Getty Photos
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that assistant coach Joe Mazzulla will function the crew’s interim head coach in Udoka’s absence. Following the league’s dedication, Udoka launched an announcement by way of ESPN, saying, “I need to apologize to our gamers, followers, your entire Celtics group, and my household for letting them down. I’m sorry for placing the crew on this troublesome state of affairs.”
Elsewhere within the assertion, the previous Brooklyn Nets assistant coach — and longterm accomplice of actress Nia Lengthy— took accountability whereas accepting the NBA’s choice. “I settle for the crew’s choice. Out of respect for everybody concerned, I’ll haven’t any additional remark.” Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the information on Thursday morning that Udoka reportedly “had an improper intimate and consensual relationship with a feminine member of the crew workers.”
Followers shortly took to social media to defend Nia Lengthy, who has been in a relationship with the coach since 2010, and is the mom of his 10-year previous son Kez. One fan tweeted, “Nia Lengthy AINT NEVER been within the information for ANYTHING BUT HER WORK, black ladies finna ship one thing after him.” One other added, “The way you fumble a 2-1 lead AND Nia Lengthy in the identical yr…”
Nia Lengthy has but to talk out following the incident. Take a look at extra tweets under.