Report: Celtics “Won’t Stand In (Udoka’s) Way To Pursue Other Coaching Jobs

New information continues to leak out regarding the Ime Udoka scandal. The latest report from NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski has the Boston Celtics being open to their suspended head coach looking for work elsewhere. 

Sources told ESPN the Celtics won't stand in Udoka's way should he have the chance to become a coaching candidate elsewhere. There are teams that have tried to gather a preliminary understanding of the full explanation for Udoka's suspension in preparation for possibly evaluating him for future coaching employment, sources told ESPN.

Furthermore, "the independent law firm probe... found that he used crude language in his dialogue with a female subordinate prior to the start of an improper workplace relationship with the woman, an element that significantly factored into the severity of his one-year suspension."

Former NBA player Matt Barnes, who has connections inside the Celtics organization, indicated earlier this week that the true nature of Udoka's improprieties could keep him from ever landing an NBA coaching job again. 

Udoka is currently under suspension by the Celtics for the entirety of the 2022-23 season, due to violating a number of team policies, and in particular due to "the power dynamic associated with a superior's improper relationship with a staff member." 

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