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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.
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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.
(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.
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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.