BOSTON — The Boston Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season, efficient instantly, and with no assure he will probably be again with the franchise sooner or later.
The Celtics stated Thursday night time that Udoka was suspended for “violations of staff insurance policies.”
“A call about his future with the Celtics past this season will probably be made at a later date,” the Celtics stated.
Udoka, in an announcement printed by ESPN, apologized however didn’t supply element.
“I wish to apologize to our gamers, followers, the whole Celtics group, and my household for letting them down. I’m sorry for placing the staff on this tough scenario, and I settle for the staff’s determination. Out of respect for everybody concerned, I’ll haven’t any additional remark,” he stated.
It’s the second main disciplinary scenario in as many weeks within the NBA, following the choice final week by Commissioner Adam Silver to droop Robert Sarver — the proprietor of the Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury — for one yr and positive him $10 million after an investigation confirmed his sample of disturbing office conduct, together with abusive and racist language. Sarver stated Wednesday he intends to promote his groups.