Celtics' Stars Comment On Head Coach Controversy: "Found Out On Twitter Like Everybody Else"

Like much of the NBA world, who witnessed the Ime Udoka spectacle on social media, Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum says he learned about the controversy surrounding his head coach "on Twitter, like everybody else," according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps

Tatum spoke to the press on the NBA's media day ahead of the 2022-23 season on Monday and was asked his opinion regarding the controversial actions of his head coach, who helped lead them to the Celtics first final appearance since 2010 last season, he said that, "it's just a lot, if I am being honest."

Boston's young star Jaylen Brown also commented on the drama about his coach, according to Bontemps, which he stated that he has not spoken to Udoka directly regarding the situation and the team was "shocked and confused," but iterated that the front office was not sharing information with the team directly, which led to his lack of commentary on the situation. 

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Tatum, the three-time all-star, also stated that he much like Jaylen Brown, have both not spoken to Udoka over the past several days and were not at all aware of his "consensual relationship" with a Boston female staffer. 

However, both players believe the best course of action is to move on with Joe Mazzulla, who will take Udoka's place as the interim head coach for at least the upcoming season. 

Boston announced last week that Udoka would be suspended for the entirety of the 2022-23 NBA season for his detrimental actions that violated their team conduct policy and a decision would be made at a later date if he would coach again. 

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