Ime Udoka reportedly made ‘unwanted comments’ to a female Celtics staffer regarding an alleged issue

After his allegation ‘sleeping around’, Ime Udoka continued to reportedly make ‘unwanted comments’ to a female Celtics staffer regarding an alleged issue.

Ime Udoka has received additional report: ‘unwanted comments’

'unwanted comments'

As information about the Celtics’ decision to suspend coach Ime Udoka for the full 2022-23 season for “violations of team policies” emerged, questions remained about the timing and severity of the punishment.

Earlier, reports about Udoka’s relationship with the staff member suggested that it was mutual.

Later on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic revealed new info about Udoka’s reported relationship with a female Celtics staff member.

“Some members of the Celtics organization first became aware of the relationship in July, sources said,” Charania wrote. “At that time, team leadership was led to believe by both parties that the relationship was consensual. But sources said that the woman recently accused Udoka of making unwanted comments toward her — leading the team to launch a set of internal interviews.”

“The team’s decision and announcement came after a closed-door meeting Thursday that involved team owners and president Brad Stevens and lasted several hours, sources said,” via Charania. “Earlier Thursday, Stevens and members of the Celtics front office met with players at the team facility.”

Udoka stated in a statement following the suspension that he accepted the team’s decision.

About Ime Udoka

Udoka with the Boston Celtics in 2022
Boston Celtics
Position Head coach (suspended)
League NBA
Personal information
Born August 9, 1977 (age 45)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American / Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Jefferson (Portland, Oregon)
  • Utah State Eastern (1995–1997)
  • San Francisco (1997–1998)
  • Portland State (1999–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2012
Position Small forward
Number 5, 8, 3
Coaching career 2012–present
Career history
As player:
2000–2001 Fargo-Moorhead Beez
2001 Independiente
2002–2003 North Charleston Lowgators
2003 Adirondack Wildcats
2003–2004 Charleston Lowgators
2004 Los Angeles Lakers
2004 Charleston Lowgators
2004 Gran Canaria
2005 JA Vichy
2005–2006 Fort Worth Flyers
2006 New York Knicks
2006–2007 Portland Trail Blazers
2007–2009 San Antonio Spurs
2009–2010 Sacramento Kings
2010–2011 San Antonio Spurs
2012 UCAM Murcia
As coach:
2012–2019 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
2019–2020 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2020–2021 Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
2021–present Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
As player:

  • All-NBA D-League First Team (2006)
  • All-NBDL Second Team (2004)
  • Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award (2006)

As assistant coach:

  • NBA champion (2014)
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,635 (5.2 ppg)
Rebounds 926 (2.9 rpg)
Assists 308 (1.0 apg)
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