• Matt Barnes: Boston situation is '100 times uglier than any of us thought'

    3 days ago - By Yardbarke

    After former player Matt Barnes defended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka last night in a video, he has now deleted
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  • Brad Stevens, Wyc Grousbeck Give Full Endorsement Of Joe Mazzulla

    Brad Stevens, Wyc Grousbeck Give Full Endorsement Of Joe Mazzulla

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    Joe Mazzulla will be the interim head coach while Ime Udoka serves his season-long suspension after he violated several Boston Celtics guidelines.
    Mazzulla is taking over during a less-than-ideal time, but team owner Wyc Grousbeck and president of basketball operations Brad Stevens expressed their confidence in the Rhode Island native Friday during a press conference addressing Udoka's suspension.
    The 34-year-old Mazzulla doesn't exactly have a clean past himself , getting into trouble while in college, Grousbeck and Stevens have put everything in the past and are ready...
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  • Nia Long blindsided by fiancé Ime Udoka's affair

    Nia Long blindsided by fiancé Ime Udoka's affair

    3 days ago - By New York Post

    The Celtics began investigating the coach's affair in July, but he apparently did not reveal it to his longterm significant other until the last several days, when Udoka "knew it was about to go public."
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  • Boston Celtics have gone from NBA championship favorites to a team in disarray almost overnight

    Boston Celtics have gone from NBA championship favorites to a team in disarray almost overnight

    3 days ago - By CBSSports

    Ime Udoka's suspension has pulled the rug out from beneath the entire organization
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  • Ime Udoka suspension: Celtics name Joe Mazzulla interim head coach; Brad Stevens had no plans to step in again

    Ime Udoka suspension: Celtics name Joe Mazzulla interim head coach; Brad Stevens had no plans to step in again

    3 days ago - By CBSSports

    Mazzulla has been an assistant with the Celtics for the past two seasons
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  • Did Celtics Owner Leave Open Possibility Of Brad Stevens Coaching Again?

    Did Celtics Owner Leave Open Possibility Of Brad Stevens Coaching Again?

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    Brad Stevens made it very clear he wants no part of coaching the Celtics during Ime Udoka's suspension.
    His boss gave off a slightly different impression.
    Almost immediately after Stevens, the now-president of basketball operations, shut the door on chatter that he ever considered coaching on temporary basis during Udoka's season-long suspension or even stepping if should interim coach Joe Mazzulla struggle, Celtics managing owner Wyc Grousbeck cracked it back open.
    “We did have a conversation,” Grousbeck told reporters at a televised news conference. “A brief one.”
    And...
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  • Brad Stevens ‘Absolutely Not' Considering Coaching Celtics Temporarily

    Brad Stevens ‘Absolutely Not' Considering Coaching Celtics Temporarily

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    Ime Udoka, out. Brad Stevens, in?
    At least a few Boston Celtics fans probably made that assumption when it was disclosed Thursday that Udoka would be suspended for the entire 2022-23 season due to his reported relationship with another member of the team staff. Without the head coach who had just guided them to the NBA Finals, the Celtics' next best option was the guy in the building who led them to three Eastern Conference Finals and seven consecutive playoff berths, right?
    “Absolutely not,” according to Stevens.
    The former coach and current president of basketball...
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  • Plot Twist: Could Ime Udoka Coach Team Other Than Celtics THIS Season?

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    The Boston Celtics remain noncommittal about Ime Udoka's future with the franchise, revealing Thursday in a press release announcing his season-long suspension that a decision regarding his status beyond the 2022-23 NBA campaign will be made at a later date.
    In theory, this leaves open the possibility that Udoka and the Celtics could part ways before he ever coaches another game with Boston. And NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski even wonders whether the sides will split sooner rather than later, potentially paving the way for Udoka to land a new job elsewhere - maybe even...
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  • Brad Stevens 'Absolutely' Won't Coach Celtics This Year After Ime Udoka Suspension

    3 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    While the long-term outlook for the Boston Celtics' head c
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  • Celtics' Stevens on Udoka rumours: ‘People were dragged unfairly into speculation'

    Celtics' Stevens on Udoka rumours: ‘People were dragged unfairly into speculation'

    3 days ago - By Sportsnet

    In the wake of head coach Ime Udoka's suspension and the rumours it has spurred, Boston Celtics president Brad Stevens spoke emotionally in support of the women in his organization Friday.
    “Nobody can control Twitter speculation, rampant bullshit,” Stevens said in press conference, holding back tears.
    “But I do think that we as an organization have a responsibility to make sure we're there to support them now, because a lot of people were dragged unfairly into that.”
    Udoka was suspended the entire 2022-23 season for what the Celtics called “violations of team policies.” Multiple reports...
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  • Celtics suspend head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season

    3 days ago - By InsideHoops

    The Boston Celtics have suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season for violations of team policies. The suspension takes effect immediately. The team says that a decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. Via Boston.com: Per reports, Udoka was suspended for...
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  • Celtics had no choice but to suspend coach Ime Udoka; it's reality of workplace dynamic | Opinion

    Celtics had no choice but to suspend coach Ime Udoka; it's reality of workplace dynamic | Opinion

    3 days ago - By USA Today

    For the Celtics and Udoka, there were too many dynamics at play such as power, influence and team morale to let the situation go unchecked.
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  • Who is Joe Mazzulla? His journey to the NBA and what lies ahead for Boston

    Who is Joe Mazzulla? His journey to the NBA and what lies ahead for Boston

    3 days ago - By ESPN

    The 34-year-old takes over for the defending East champs after the Celtics suspended Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season.
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  • Brad Stevens calls ‘bulls-t' on Twitter attack on Celtics female staff

    Brad Stevens calls ‘bulls-t' on Twitter attack on Celtics female staff

    3 days ago - By New York Post

    Brad Stevens got emotional about what women in the Celtics organization experienced on social media this week.
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  • Brad Stevens Passionately Defends Women Dragged Into Ime Udoka Twitter Speculation

    Brad Stevens Passionately Defends Women Dragged Into Ime Udoka Twitter Speculation

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    When news of Ime Udoka's “ inappropriate relationship ” with a female Boston Celtics staff member broke, many on the internet were looking more answers and for more details .
    For some, though, their focus was on finding out who the staff member was.
    Many on Twitter were sharing women's pictures from the Celtics staff with their name and title attached, and almost always included a caption of, “I bet it was her.” We get it. Being curious is normal, especially when details are scarce and rumors are flying around a Boston team that just made it to the NBA Finals.
    But...
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  • Brad Stevens On Replacing Ime Udoka As Head Coach: ‘Joe's the Best Choice'

    3 days ago - By SLAMonline

    The Boston Celtics are heading into a season of uncertainty after they shockingly announced they would be giving Coach Ime Udoka a season-long suspension after the head coach violated organizational policies by having a “consensual relationship” with a female staff member.
    The Celtics have reportedly chosen Joe Mazzolla as their interim coach while Udoka serves his suspension. Boston also announced that they would decide Udoka's “future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date.” When President Brad Stevens was asked if he thought about taking over coaching...
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  • Brad Stevens retient ses larmes, Boston confirme la sanction contre Udoka

    Brad Stevens retient ses larmes, Boston confirme la sanction contre Udoka

    3 days ago - By Basketsession

    Les Celtics sont sortis de leur silence sur l'affaire Ime Udoka. Brad Stevens est apparu très touché, mais a confirmé la sanction contre le coach de Boston.
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  • Celtics' Brad Stevens Says Speculation Around Ime Udoka 'Unfair' to Women on Staff

    3 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Boston Celtics president Brad Stevens said social-media speculation related to allegations against head coach Ime Udoka was "unfair" to women on the NBA team's...
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