Ime Udoka released a statement apologizing for his actions afterwards Received a 1 year hold from Celtics.
The organization announced Thursday that Odoka, 45, has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for “violating team policies”. Discipline comes on the heels of Wednesday’s report from the athlete About the Celtics coach Alleged involvement in an “improper” consensual relationship With a member of the crew.
In a statement shared on Twitter by ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Odoka apologized to Celtics players, the organization and fans for his actions, and expressed regret over the events that led to the decision.
“I want to apologize to our players, the fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,” Odoka said. “I am sorry to put the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for all involved, I will have no further comment.”
The 2022–23 season was set to be Oduka’s second season after he took over as coach of Brad Stevens last June. Stephens, the Celtics coach for the past eight seasons, has moved from the sidelines to the position of head of basketball operations after Danny Inge briefly retired.
Odoka, a former player who spent 10 years as an assistant before arriving in Boston, led the Celtics to a record 51-31 and first appearance in the NBA Finals in 12 years.
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