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Update: Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka suspended till end of season after relationship with female staff member


NBA team, Boston Celtics have suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season after he entered into a relationship with a female member of staff, the club revealed.

Udoka, who led the Celtics to the NBA Finals earlier this year in his first season as a head coach, was suspended for “violations of team policies”.

The team added that a decision about the 45-year-old’s future beyond 2022-23 “will be made at a later date”.

Assistant coach Joe Mazzulla will be promoted to interim head coach, according to the clubs statement.

Udoka has been in a long-time relationship with Hollywood actress Nia Long, with whom he has a child.