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Celtic coach Ime Udoka faces a possible suspension over gross misconduct
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Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka had what was deemed as an "improper intimate and consensual relationship" with a female employee within the organization

According to multiple reports, Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is said to have had a relationship that violated the organization's code of conduct. Udoka could face disciplinary action, including a hefty suspension, for an undisclosed violation of organization guidelines. Discussions are being held between the league and the Celtics to decide the best course of action. No details regarding the length of a potential suspension have been mentioned, but reports indicate that a suspension is in fact imminent and could be handed out as soon as Thursday and it could be the entirety of the upcoming season. However, Udoka’s job is not in jeopardy. Boston is handling the problem internally, and the league itself is not looking into Udoka.

Udoka, 45, guided the Celtics to the NBA Finals in his debut season as head coach, where they ultimately fell to the Golden State Warriors in six games. Download SokaPro App to catch the latest trending sporting news. Boston finished the regular season with a 51-31 record before beating the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Miami Heat in the playoffs. Udoka previously served as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs (2012-19), Philadelphia 76ers (2019-20), and Nets (2020-21) following a seven-year playing career in the NBA

So who would be next to step up? It’s not clear because the C’s top assistant coach left to become the head coach of the Utah Jazz. The team is also dealing with a couple of players who recently got hurt. Of course, this all comes as training camp opens up Tuesday. Get the latest football scores of your favourite team at SokaPro App. The Celtics have not commented yet and neither has Udoka. He has been in a relationship with actress Nia Long since 2010 and they have a child together. The suspension, however, will serve as a stumbling block in Celtic's push to return to the NBA Finals.