Boston Celtics address ‘unfortunate’ Ime Udoka controversy

The Celtics announced Sept. 22 that Udoka had been suspended as a coach for the 2022-23 basketball season, effective immediately, for “violations of team policies.”

Although the organization did not elaborate further on what policies were violated, ESPN, citing multiple sources, shared earlier today that Udoka, who is engaged to the actress. Nia Long— was being disciplined for allegedly having “an intimate relationship with a female franchise staff member.”

Following the Celtics’ announcement, Udoka issued an apology for his actions. “I want to apologize to our players, our fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down,” he said in a statement to the ESPN reporter. Malika Andrews September 22. “I’m sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision.”


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