Suspended Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka continues to be in deeper trouble with his fiancée. The Celtics first became aware of Udoka’s intimate relationship with a female staffer in July, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The organization had been under the impression that the relationship between the two was consensual, but the woman recently accused Udoka of making “unwanted comments” toward her.
To make matters worse, the employee helped make all his travel arrangements and that job sometimes included organizing travel for his fiancee, Nia Long.
Via the report:
“Sources connected to the couple and the NBA franchise tell TMZ … one of the staffer’s duties included planning Udoka’s team-related travel, and we’re told she was also involved in booking travel for Nia to come to Boston or to road games.
Perhaps most upsetting for Nia is that the employee had a hand in Nia’s arrangements to move to Boston permanently, according to our sources.”
An investigation by the team led to the shocking season-long suspension of Udoka. To fill that gap, the Celtics elevated assistant Joe Mazzulla to take over as interim head coach.
Udoka was hired just last year and led the Celtics to a 28-7 record over the final 35 games of the 2021-22 regular season. That was followed by a four-game sweep of the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs, which was then followed by two separate seven-game series victories over the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat.
The Celtics would advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010. However, they lost in six games to the Golden State Warriors.
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