Ime Udoka’s Celtics Future In Doubt After New Troubling Details

Ime Udoka’s Celtics Future In Doubt After New Troubling Details

The Boston Celtics suspended Ime Udoka for the entirety of the 2022-23 NBA season recently.

When the announcement was made, the team left the door open for a permanent break with their head coach as well.

It is increasingly looking like that permanent break may in fact go into effect sooner rather than later.

Originally Udoka stood accused of partaking in a consensual workplace relationship with a Celtics staffer. This week, fresh troubling details regarding the situation emerged. And they fall in line with Matt Barnes recently suggesting that the problem is less “what” Udoka did, and more “whom” he did it with.

In addition to that, ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski also provided fresh clarity on the situation at hand.

“Those investigative findings — which described verbiage on Udoka’s part that was deemed especially concerning coming from a workplace superior — contribute to what is likely a difficult pathway back to his reinstatement as Celtics coach in 2023,” he wrote.

“The power dynamic associated with a superior’s improper relationship with a staff member was the primary finding and policy violation cited in the law firm’s report, which was commissioned by the Celtics and completed early last week, sources said.”

A lot of ugly details about Udoka’s purported transgressions have come out in recent days. That coupled with Ramona Shelburne’s ominous warning about bad news to come suggests that the final word on this story has yet to be written.

Originally it seemed like Udoka may survive in Boston. That he would serve his time and then return.

But it is increasingly looking like that may not in fact be the case.

Does that mean Udoka won’t be back in the NBA in some capacity down the line? It’s impossible to know.

At the moment, though – his future doesn’t look especially bright.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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