U.S basketball club suspends Nigerian-born coach, Ime Udoka over affair with female staff

September 23, 2022
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The Boston Celtics coach and former D’Tigers of Nigeria player, Ime Udoka, has been suspended as the franchise head coach for the entirety of the 2022/23 NBA season.

Boston Celtics made this known in a statement released on September 23

The former professional basketball player was suspended over a “[email protected] of team policies” after his extramarital affair with an unnamed female staff member was made public

Although the relationship was consensual, it broke the franchise’s code of conduct

“The Boston Celtics announced today that the team has suspended Head Coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies

A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately,” the statement read

The 45-year-old, who is engaged to Nia Long, Holywood actress, apologised for “letting down” his family and the club

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