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Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka suspended amid alleged affair

Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka suspended amid alleged affair

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An impressive exit. i’m udokaThe head coach of the Boston Celtics has been suspended from the NBA after news broke that he had an alleged affair with another member of the organization.

“The Boston Celtics announced today that the team has suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies,” read an official Boston Celtics press release on Thursday, September 22, according to USA Todaynoting that “a decision on his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date” and that “the suspension is effective immediately.”

Udoka, for his part, issued a statement of his own following the news. “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down,” he said. “I am sorry to have put the team in such a difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.”

Former Brooklyn Nets assistant coach who has been in a relationship with his fiancée. long girl since 2010, he allegedly had an “intimate and consensual relationship with a female member” of the NBA, according to an Athletic report published on Thursday, September 22. violation of his code of conduct.

News of Udoka’s suspension comes less than a day after ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski claimed that the Celtics coach could be suspended for the entirety of the 2022-2023 season.

The former San Antonio Spurs player became engaged to Long, 51, in 2015, four years after they welcomed 10-year-old son Kez in 2011. Udoka has also been a stepfather figure to the fresh prince of bel air Massai, the student’s 21-year-old son, whom she shares with her ex Massai Z. Dorsey.

Long, for her part, took to her Instagram story hours later to share a video with a cryptic message.

“When you see people change their whole lives and start walking down a path of enlightenment, I’m talking about hugging trees, connecting with nature, loving yourself, embracing positivity, letting the light shine,” it reads. the caption of the clip. depicting a peaceful scene in nature.

In May, four months before news broke about Udoka’s alleged date, Long publicly praised his partner after he led his team to the playoffs.

“Speechless… patience and purpose,” he wrote via Instagram at the time, adding, “#imeudoka #blessedandgrateful.”

Earlier this month, the The best man star shared a sweet photo of her and Udoka’s son heading into their first day of fifth grade.

“There it is… my delicious baby! 🥰,” Long captioned the Instagram upload, which showed Kez smiling as he held up a homemade sign about the new school year.

Although the athlete proposed to the New York native in 2015, Long revealed on “Yes, Girl!” by Essence. Podcast in 2020 that he’s in no hurry to walk down the aisle, and he opened up about his reasons for waiting.

“Love is complicated, let’s start there,” he said at the time. “And then you start a marriage, in which I have never been married. And there’s a reason for that, because I don’t know that I need to say ‘I do’ to show you that I love you. … I don’t know if I need that to feel like I’m in a society that’s working.”

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