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Celtics Suspend Ime Udoka for One Year for Violation of Team Rules

Celtics coach Ime Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022–23 season in response to his reported involvement in an “improper” consensual relationship with a female member of the team’s staff, the team announced Thursday night.

The Celtics released a statement confirming Udoka, 45, received the year-long suspension for “violations of team policies” and noted a decision will be made on his future with the club beyond the upcoming season “at a later date.” The suspension will go into effect immediately, per the team.

In a statement shared on Twitter by ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Udoka issued an apology to Celtics players, the organization and fans for his actions.