Ime Udoka Facing Suspension After “Intimate” Relationship With Celtics Staffer

Written by on September 22, 2022

Celtics head coach Ime Udoka might probably miss the rest of the NBA season following studies that he engaged in an “improper” intimate relationship with a feminine member of the group. In accordance Shams Charania of the Athletic, Udoka, who has been in a relationship with actress Nia Long since 2010, might face punishment or doable suspension from the crew for his alleged transgressions.

Actor Nia Lengthy (L) and Ime Udoka – Frazer Harrison/Getty Pictures

The outlet additionally reported that intimate relationships with fellow employees members is taken into account a violation of the franchise’s conduct pointers. A disciplinary determination is anticipated from the crew as quickly as Thursday (September 22). If Udoka is certainly suspended, assistant coach Joe Mazzulla might step in as interim coach. Though Udoka has but to talk out concerning the allegations, followers shortly flooded social media with their love and assist for his longterm accomplice (and mom of his 10-year previous son, Kez) Nia Lengthy. 

One fan tweeted, “Ime Udoka cheated on Nia Lengthy, get him out the league.” One other added, “Ime Udoka fumbled Nia Lengthy and the NBA Finals. I’ve by no means seen an L worse than this one.” The information comes lower than 4 months after the Celtics Head Coach recieved a lot reward from basketball followers for serving to information this crew to the 2022 NBA Finals.

Final yr, Nia gushed about her longtime accomplice’s expertise as a primary yr coach, telling PopCulture, I believe he’s going to kill it. He’s probably the most disciplined individuals I do know. He’s labored actually onerous for this and now he’s received to simply get to work together with his gamers and do what he does finest. So, it’s an thrilling time for our household to have the ability to sit within the stands.” 

Take a look at extra #TeamNia tweets beneath. 

Supply: HotNewHipHop

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