The Boston Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season, the team announced Thursday night.
The group cited violations of group policies in its notice. Sources previously told ESPN that an employee of the Udoka franchise had an intimate relationship with a woman.
The suspension is effective immediately, and a decision on Udoka’s future with the Celtics will be made at a later date, the team said.
“I would like to apologize for letting down our players, fans, the entire Celtic organization and my family. I regret putting the team through this difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for all involved, I will not comment further,” Udoka said in a statement.