Celtics’ Ime Udoka could face ‘significant suspension’ for violating team guidelines: report

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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka could face a “significant suspension” for violating organizational guidelines.

It is not specified which offense has occurred, but ESPN Reports the “possible disciplinary action” is being discussed by the Celtics.

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Boston Celtics Head Coach Ime Udoka looks on during Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 16, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston Celtics Head Coach Ime Udoka looks on during Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 16, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
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ESPN also noted that Udoka is not at risk of losing his job, but a suspension is imminent and could be announced as early as Thursday.

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, center left, talks to players during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals of basketball against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, center left, talks to players during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals of basketball against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Sunday, June 5, 2022.
(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

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In his first season with the Celtics last year, Udoka led Boston to the Eastern Conference Final, where his team defeated the Miami Heat to make a trip to the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors would eventually win.

The Celtics entered the playoffs as the runner-up in the Eastern Conference, 51-31.

Head Coach Ime Udoka celebrates during Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 16, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Head Coach Ime Udoka celebrates during Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 16, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Udoka became the fifth coach in the past 25 years to reach the final in his first year as head coach.

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