Shocking exit. Ime UdokaThe head coach of the Boston Celtics was suspended from the NBA after it became known that he allegedly had an affair with another member of the organization.
The Boston Celtics announced today that the team has suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-2023 season for violating team policy,” the Boston Celtics said in an official press release on Thursday, September 22. USA todaynoting that “a decision on his future with the Celtics after the end of this season will be made at a later date” and that “the suspension will take effect immediately.”
Udoka, for his part, released his own statement after the news. “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down,” he said. “I regret putting the team in such a difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for all the members, I won’t comment.”
Former Brooklyn Nets assistant coach who was in a relationship with his fiancée. Nia Long since 2010 – allegedly had a “close consensual relationship with a female member” of the NBA, according to an Athletic report released Thursday, September 22. violation of their code of conduct.
News of Udoka’s suspension came less than a day after an ESPN reporter Adrian Voinarovsky stated that the Celtics coach could be suspended for the entire 2022–23 season.
The former San Antonio Spurs player got engaged to Long, 51, in 2015, four years after they welcomed 10-year-old son Kez in 2011. Udoka was also a stepfather The Fresh Prince of Bel Air The 21-year-old son of Massai alumna, whom she shares with an ex Massai Z. Dorsey.
Long, for her part, shared a video with a cryptic message hours later on her Instagram story.
“When you see people change their whole lives and start walking the path of enlightenment – I’m talking about hugging trees, connecting with nature, loving yourself, accepting positivity, letting that light shine,” the caption to the clip says. which depicts a peaceful scene in nature.
In May, four months before Udoka’s alleged date was revealed, Long publicly praised her partner after he led his team to the playoffs.
“Speechless… patience and determination,” she wrote via Instagram at the time, adding: “#imeudoka #blessedandgrateful”.
Earlier this month The best man the star shared a cute photo of her and son Udoka heading out on their first day of fifth grade.
“Here he is … my delicious baby! 🥰,” Long captioned the Instagram upload, showing Kez smiling while holding a homemade sign about The new school year.
Despite the fact that the athlete proposed to the New York native in 2015, Long told Essence “Yes, Girl!” A 2020 podcast about her taking her time down the aisle — and being candid about her reasons for waiting.
“Love is complicated, let’s start with it,” she said then. “And then you start a marriage that I was never married to. And there is a reason for this, because I don’t know what I need to say “Yes” to prove to you that I love you. … I don’t know if I need it to feel like I’m in a partnership that works.”
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