The Boston Celtics recently conducted an investigation into their head coach, Ime Udoka, for allegiance to violating organizational rules. He met with his players prior to the NBA’s findings, leading to his suspension for the 2022–23 season. He was still unaware of what would happen to him in the upcoming days.
The Celtics won’t have Udoka as their head coach for the entire 2022–23 campaign; his employment status with the organization will be decided later. According to numerous sources, Udoka’s suspension is the result of a consensual relationship with a female employee of the franchise.
No head coach has ever been fired so suddenly before a season in the NBA’s history. The Celtics’ players are unsure of how they will react to the unexpected change in their coaching hierarchy. They are only devastated because the person in charge of fostering team chemistry and guiding them to the 2022 NBA Finals has been taken away from them.
"We were all shocked… a little confused. A lot of information wasn't being shared with us."
Jaylen Brown addressed Ime Udoka suspension pic.twitter.com/83RxCqy7Og
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) September 26, 2022
During a question and answer session over Udoka’s suspension, star wing Jaylen Brown shared his opinions. “We were all shocked at what was going on and a little confused … but a lot of the information wasn’t being shared with us or members of the team, so we can’t really comment on it,” Brown said.
Brown responded that he wishes the players had greater knowledge when asked about the situation. “I wish we had more details. From what we know, it’s hard to make a decision whether it’s consensual or not. … I guess there’s more to it, possibly. We don’t know,” Brown added.
Brad Stevens, the president of the Boston Celtics, and Wyc Grousbeck, the governor, both declined to comment on the circumstances of the situation. Due to the privacy of persons concerned, few details about the current occurrence are available to the general public. While Udoka was suspended for the entire season, Grousbeck did state that there were sufficient facts and evidence that were gathered by the legal company engaged to perform the internal inquiry.