The latest news about Ime Udoka and his suspension.


The Celtics assistant coach is accused of making “inappropriate contact” with a female reporter, according to Wojnarowski.

Ime is a former NBA player who played for the Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Philadelphia 76ers. He also played professionally in Europe and the Philippines.

Udoka was hired by the Celtics in September of 2020 after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach with the Brooklyn Nets. Prior to his time in Brooklyn, Udoka spent four seasons as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, winning an NBA Championship with the team in 2014.

Ime Udoka is currently in his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Celtics, and has been with the organization since 2014. He has been suspended by the Celtics indefinitely while the team investigates the matter.

This is not the first time Udoka has been accused of improper conduct with a female member of a team’s staff. In 2014, while he was an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers, it was revealed that Udoka had an affair with then-Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey’s wife.

Udoka, 43, has been with the Celtics since 2013, and was promoted to head coach last season after Brad Stevens was named the team’s president of basketball operations. He is considered one of the NBA’s up-and-coming coaches, and has been mentioned as a potential head coaching candidate for other teams in recent years.

Udoka played nine seasons in the NBA, including stints with the Lakers, Spurs, Blazers, Knicks, and Nets. He was also a member of the 2006 FIBA World Championship team.

The report states that Udoka has been suspended indefinitely by the team, and that an investigation is ongoing.

The Celtics are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference with a 44-21 record. They will next face the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

This is a developing story, and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

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