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Everything we know so far in the reported Ime Udoka, Celtics relationship scandal

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka was suspended a year for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a staffer, and although more details are coming out, you may want to know what’s going on here.

Udoka took over as the team’s head coach last season and led the franchise all the way to the NBA Finals.

So let’s have a look at the reporting that Udoka had a relationship with someone in the Celtics organization, one that violates franchise rules and that could lead to him being suspended for a while.

Let’s break down what we know so far:

The initial report is that he's facing "disciplinary action"

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski had this to report: A relationship he had — “consensual, intimate” were the words he used — with a woman on the Celtics staff.

He was suspended a full season

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There's a report about what may have happened

This is from The Athletic’s Shams Charania:

Some members of the Celtics organization first became aware of the relationship in July, sources said. At that time, team leadership was led to believe by both parties that the relationship was consensual. But sources said that the woman recently accused Udoka of making unwanted comments toward her — leading the team to launch a set of internal interviews.

Brad Stevens didn't talk about Udoka's violation of team rules on Wednesday

Udoka has been in a relationship with actress Nia Long for a while

She rooted him on hard during the Celtics’ run last season. Long and Udoka apparently met in 2010 while he was an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, got engaged in 2015. They have a son, Kez.

No word on their current relationship status, but Long did wish him a happy birthday last month on Twitter:

Stevens isn't coming out of the front office to coach

Assistant Joe Mazzulla is the replacement during the interim.

 

Is it possible he could resign?

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