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


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

It’s unspecified what violation occurred, but ESPN reports the “possible disciplinary action” is being discussed by the Celtics.

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Head Coach Ime Udoka of the Boston Celtics looks on during Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 16, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 
(Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

ESPN also noted that Udoka isn’t in jeopardy of losing his job, but a suspension is looming and could be announced as early as Thursday.

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

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, middle left, talks with players during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals 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 take a trip to the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors would eventually win. 

The Celtics went into the playoffs as the number two seed in the Eastern Conference, going 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.
(Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Udoka became the fifth coach in the last 25 years to make the Finals in his first year as head coach.



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