Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is facing a “maximum suspension” or other disciplinary action after violating organizational guidelines. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Shams Charania of the Athletic reported Udoka is accused of violating the franchise’s code of conduct and having an “inappropriately intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of staff.” Additional details about the alleged breach were not immediately clear.
Discussions about potential discipline are said to be internal, and do not involve the league, Wojnarowski said. Udoka’s job is not believed to be in danger, but discussions include a possible ban for next season. Wojnarowski reported. Neither Udoka nor the Celtics have officially addressed the reports Wednesday night.
Udoka is preparing for his second season leading the Celtics. Last season, he went 51-31 in the regular season and led the Celtics to the finals for the first time as a head coach in the league, although they lost in the league. Golden State Warriors. The 45-year-old spent time as an assistant San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets Before landing in Boston.
The Celtics are set to hold their media day Monday before training camp begins Tuesday in Boston. They open their season on October 18 against the Philadelphia 76ers.