According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka engaged in an “improper” intimate relationship with a female member of the organization. Charania reported this relationship was indeed consensual.
Udoka could face punishment or possible suspension from the team as this is considered a violation of the franchise’s conduct guidelines.
It was first reported Udoka could be handed a “significant” suspension by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. A disciplinary decision is expected from the team as soon as Thursday of this week.
Assistant coach Joe Mazzulla could step in as interim coach if Udoka is indeed suspended, according to Wojnarowski. Mazzulla joined the club in 2019, and served as lead coach for the Summer League team in 2020.
The Boston Celtics are slated to host its annual media day on Monday, September 26. Training camp is set to tip off on Tuesday.
Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire