A strange and disheartening week in Boston Celtics history is closing, and the news cycle doesn’t seem to be taking its eye off Beantown anytime soon. While coverage and discussions this week have centered around organizational handling of a serious situation and the bizarre reporting around it, that noise will die down eventually. And when it does, these Celtics will still need to show up for work every day.
What is left behind by the reality of Ime Udoka’s exit is a team incredibly vulnerable following the exit of their on-court leader. A team that is left to grapple with the very sudden loss of an impactful voice within the organization.