Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck says coach Ime Udoka’s suspension is the result of a months-long investigation


BOSTON — The Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for the upcoming season after a month-long investigation by an outside law firm found multiple violations of team policy, team owner Wik Kruisbeck said Friday.

Kreuzbeck would not comment on specifics. Sources previously told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Udoka had an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise’s staff.

No one else from the organization faces punishment, Kruisbeck said. He would not say whether the suspension was unpaid, but confirmed it comes with a “significant financial penalty”.

The suspension will last until June 30, 2023, and assistant Joe Mazzulla will lead the team as interim coach for the rest of the season.

No decision has been made about Udoka’s return at the end of the sentence, Kruisbeck said.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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