By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
Boston Celtics’ head coach Ime Udoka might be facing disciplinary action including a suspension from the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In a report by The Athletic, it was found that Udoka had an “improper intimate and consensual relationship” with a female employee within the organization.
Under the organization’s code of conduct, such a relationship isn’t allowed and is a clear and direct violation of the written rules.
Yesterday, ESPN reported that Udoka might be slapped with several penalties including a potential suspension in the league.
As of this writing, the Celtics and the NBA board of committee are yet to specify Udoka’s penalties and length of suspension if ever it pushes through.
If ever Udoka will be receiving the alleged penalties, it will become a huge blow to the Celtics as the NBA tip-off is already scheduled on October 22, 2022.
Despite being a rookie head coach with the Celtics during the past season, Udoka earned the respect of the league after leading the young Boston team to the NBA finals.
Udoka and his squad were close to upsetting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors after grabbing a 2-1 series lead but failed to win one more game and lost in six games.
Boston will still be led by its young core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and Robert Williams and is aiming for another trip to the grand stage this season.