Report: Ime Udoka facing likely suspension for violation of team rules

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The Celtics head coach could face disciplinary action.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka “is facing possible disciplinary action – including a significant suspension – for an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines. Discussions are ongoing within the Celtics on a final determination.” The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach has confirmed the report.

Udoka joined the Celtics last offseason after Danny Ainge’s retirement and Brad Stevens’ move to the front office. Despite a low start to the season, Udoka ended strong, leading the Celtics on a dominant second-half stretch, culminating in a run to the NBA Finals.

His defensive system and team-building presence helped Boston turn things around and become one of the best teams in the East. Udoka finished fourth in Coach of the Year voting.

This page will be updated with more details as they come in.