Celtics Reportedly Could Suspend Head Coach Ime Udoka For Allegedly Cheating On Nia Long With Staff Member

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This leeeeaggguueee.

Much like New York City, the NBA never sleeps. There is perhaps no better example of this than the absolutely insane news that ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania dropped on fans late Wednesday night.

Woj kicked things off at 10:35 p.m. ET with a series of tweets claiming that the Boston Celtics could suspend head coach Ime Udoka for “an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines.”

Udoka was a revelation in the 2021-22 season. After taking over for Brad Stevens, the first-year head coach led Boston to the NBA Finals and is considered one of the league’s brightest young minds.

Woj’s tweet immediately began the speculation on NBA Twitter. The first two theories were that Udoka had either slept with someone he shouldn’t have or faked information about his or his players’ vaccination status.

However, it wasn’t long before Charania cleared things up.

Celtics Coach Ime Udoka Had Improper Relationship With Member Of Team Staff

As it turns out, fans were correct about one of the two theories.

The issue is so serious that the Celtics are reportedly willing to suspend Udoka for the entirety of the 2022-23 NBA season.

Wojnarowski has since reported that the suspension will be for the entire 2022-23 season. Assistant coach Joe Mazzula will “likely” take over on an interim basis.

The news of Udoka’s improper relationship caught everyone off guard. Not just because it was unexpected. But also because the Boston coach is in a long-term relationship with superstar actor Nia Long. Fans immediately ran to Long’s social media accounts to check out her recent posts.

Neither sports fans nor movie fans could believe the news was true.

The Udoka new is just the latest in a tumultuous offseason for the Eastern Conference champions. Star forward Jaylen Brown was upset with the team after talks of him being traded for Kevin Durant. Then starting center Robert Williams underwent yet another knee surgery.

But the Udoka news takes the cake as most notable by far. And it appears the story is only just starting to develop.