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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is likely to be suspended for the rest of the season for having a relationship with another member of the organization.
The 2022-23 NBA season is expected to feature an interim head coach, according to the report.
Udoka committed an "unspecified violation of organizational guidelines" that could result in a significant punishment. An improper intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff was reported by Shams Charania.
Udoka has been Boston's head coach for two years. He helped to guide the Celtics to a 51-31 record and an NBA finals appearance in 2021.
At FanDuel, the Eastern Conference champion is the betting favorite to win the NBA finals.
Retaining continuity would be aided by the fact that Mazzulla would be in the interim position. He was an assistant for the Maine Red Claws in Boston's NBA G League for two years before joining the Celtics' staff.✨ Watch more top videos, highlights, and B/R original content
After Will Hardy left to become the Utah Jazz's head coach, he took fellow Celtics assistant Evan Bradds with him as he was promoted to the position.
Having appeared to be on a path to landing a head coaching gig, he will now have a chance to impress in Boston.