Ime Udoka may be fired after ‘untenable’ situation with Boston Celtics


Boston Celtics head coach Aimee Odoka responded to a wrong call on Grant Williams #12 during the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors

We’re less than a week away from most NBA training camps and with fast approaching, major news has fallen on the prospect of the Boston Celtics suspending their head coach, Aimee Odoka, for the duration of the 2022-23 NBA season. Initially, the details of the reason behind the suspension were unknown and were cited as a violation of the organization’s rules. but, Shams Al Shaaraniya released from The Athletic More details via Twitter that the comment included “an inappropriate intimate and consensual relationship with a member of staff.”

After a day of speculation, it was revealed that the head coach will in fact be suspended for the duration of next season. Celtics Share the news Via a press release on their official Twitter account at 9:23 PM on September 22nd.

Will Ime Udoka return as Celtics coach?

Odoka was part of Steve Nash’s coaching staff as an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets prior to the job offer in Boston. Much of his comment remains on speculation, but in the final episode of Celtics collective podcastthe Celtics beat out writer Adam Taylor and questioned if the suspension was a way to fire Odoka without firing him.

“When you look at the way he’s kind of a shambles for Odoka, doesn’t his attitude become unacceptable anyway? Isn’t that a case of gunfire without gunfire? Right now, you’re putting him in a position where his entire ethos around the Celtics is built on accountability and professionalism. “You know, and now all of a sudden, you’re not a professional, and you haven’t held yourself accountable for your actions. That’s obviously a bit of a speculation because we don’t know what’s going on. But now, if you’ve been held up for a year, you come back, and you try to keep this culture going with this.” speed in your team, you won’t be able to take on the same authority you had last season. And will Ime Udoka be willing to sit on the sidelines for a year, sort of take his mass? From that way? It feels like a one year suspension, and we saw um, I think it was Chris Mannix “Whoever tweeted this adds that Odoka has considered the possibility of resigning, and I think, you know, it might be a way to fire Odoka without firing him,” Taylor said on the last episode of the podcast.

Im Odoka Drama Rocks Celtics Nation | Celtics Collective Podcast #6We’re back with an impromptu episode of The Celtics Collective Podcast with our reactions to the latest news surrounding Ime Udoka, the Boston Celtics, his possible season-long suspension, and what it means for the Celtics. Who are the main potential candidates? Could Brad Stevens step back into the coaching ranks to fill…2022-09-22 T21:25:28Z

Can Ime Udoka recover from this?

Odoka’s suspension is only for a year, and he could be back next season. However, Boston’s reaction makes you wonder if there’s more to the story. Heavi’s Sean Daveney questioned in the same podcast, if Odoka’s career future might be affected by the comment.

“It’s something, if you’re Ime Udoka, you have to wonder. ‘Well, if I have a year’s worth of commentary. You don’t know what’s on the other end of that. But I guess you should also wonder if I could go back to this The position if I quit at the end of this comment? Where is my next job? Where am I going next? You know, because this, this, I mean this could be the end of his career, and I’m sure he doesn’t want that either, obviously. So yeah He’s in an untenable position here.”


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