Nia Long posted a cryptic story on her Instagram account while her fiancé, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, is involved in a wild cheating scandal.
On Wednesday night, it was reported that Udoka was facing a season-long suspension after he was caught having a consensual relationship with a Celtics staffer, which is apparently against team rules.
Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is likely facing a suspension for the entire 2022-2023 season for his role in a consensual relationship with a female staff member, sources tell ESPN. A formal announcement is expected as soon as today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 22, 2022
Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is likely facing a suspension for the entire 2022-23 season for his role in an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise’s staff, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
The relationship is considered a violation of the organization’s guidelines, and the proposed penalty for Udoka is largely unprecedented for a sitting head coach in the NBA. A formal announcement is expected as soon as Thursday.
Assistant coach Joe Mazzulla is likely to become Boston’s interim coach for the season, sources told ESPN.
Long, who has been engaged to Udoka for the past seven years, shared a video from the the healing and wellness-based account Omology that talks about finding light after dealing with darkness.
“When you see people change their whole life and start walking down a path of enlightenment, hugging trees, connecting with nature, loving themselves, embracing positivity, letting that light shine, understand one thing: that light that you see, understand one thing about that light: they had to go into the darkness to get it. No shadow, no light, know shadow, know light,”
It’s currently unclear what will happen with Udoka, but it appears that he will remain in Boston and work through the scandal.