Ime Udoka is benched.
The skilled basketball coach, who has been engaged to actress Nia Lengthy since 2015, was suspended from his position as Head Coach of the Boston Celtics, the workforce introduced on Sept. 22.
Udoka was suspended for the 2022-2023 season, efficient instantly, as a consequence of “violations of workforce insurance policies,” the Celtics’ assertion learn. It added, “A call about his future with the Celtics past this season might be made at a later date.”
Following the information, Udoka gave a assertion to ESPN reporter Malika Andrews to deal with the scenario and take accountability.
“I wish to apologize to our gamers, followers, all the Celtics group, and my household for letting them down,” he mentioned. “I’m sorry for placing the workforce on this troublesome scenario, and I settle for the workforce’s determination.”
His message concluded, “Out of respect for everybody concerned, I’ll haven’t any additional remark.”
Earlier than becoming a member of the Celtics final yr, he coached for the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs.