Woj dropped a Woj bomb in the middle of the night about Celtics head coach Ime Udoka.
Woj said Udoka is looking at a significant suspension for violating some organization rules. It must have been a severe infraction to suspend the head coach that just took you to the NBA Finals.
Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing possible disciplinary action – including a significant suspension – for an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines. Discussions are ongoing within the Celtics on a final determination.
Ime Udoka’s job isn’t believed to be in jeopardy, but a suspension is looming, and a final determination on that length could come as soon as Thursday, sources tell ESPN.
Udoka led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference championship and a berth in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in his first season as head coach.
Of course, speculation is rampant on what exactly Udoka did to warrant a suspension.
BSO can now report that Udoka had a consensual intimate relationship with a female member of the team staff.
In Layman’s terms, he cheated on Nia Long.
Young and Udoka have been together for over a decade.
All roads lead back to Boston — at least, for Nia Long and Ime Udoka they do.
The Fatal Affair actress and the former professional basketball player first met in Boston back in 2010, after work brought them both there by chance. They were introduced by a mutual friend, and from that point on, the couple was inseparable — despite Udoka’s NBA coaching jobs taking him to cities like San Antonio, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, and Long’s acting career having her film all over the country.
After welcoming a son together in November 2011, Long and Udoka became engaged in June 2015. The pair later returned to Boston once again in June 2021 — but this time, with Udoka as head coach of the Boston Celtics.
“We both have beautiful careers,” Long said after Udoka nabbed the head coaching position. “The thing that I think makes it work for us is we give each other the space and time to do what we have to do individually, as well as together.”
Woj is reporting the suspension could be for the entire year, which seems to be insane for a consensual work relationship.
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