r/nba NBA 14d ago Wholesome 2 Silver 1 Helpful 1

[Wojnarowski] Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is likely facing a suspension for the entire 2022-2023 season for his role in a consensual relationship with a female staff member, sources tell ESPN. A formal announcement is expected as soon as today. News

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1572949584837767173
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u/mansmurf Raptors 14d ago

Off-season went 0-100 real quick

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u/LukaDoncicBigPP Mavericks 14d ago

That's one way to fuck up a season

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u/ReSpekMyAuthoriitaaa Cavaliers 14d ago

I mean how do you come back and get back control of your team after an entire year suspension? By that time might as well move on if it's so egregious he can't show up for a year...

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u/LAtotheA Hawks 14d ago

If he’s loved by the players, it won’t be as hard as you guys think. They’re probably upset that he’s getting suspended in the first place

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u/HustlinInTheHall 14d ago

yeah it's not like NBA players are known for their fidelity.

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u/naughtyobama 14d ago

Real infidels, those ones

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u/yankee4life NBA 14d ago

Was the pussy really worth it?

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u/Deuce_GM Bucks 14d ago

Guess that risky office sex really made him feel 25 again

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u/namagofuckyoself Lakers 14d ago

Udoka is a DiCaprio impersonator

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u/cswhite101 14d ago

Lol, absolutely not, but it ain’t the big head doing the thinking.

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u/Thomas_teh_tank Heat 14d ago

Mama always said blood only flows through one head at a time

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u/HeraldOrdeal Rockets 14d ago

Medulla oblongata!

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u/SmallBol Heat 14d ago

You and your mama were close...

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u/p2datrizzle Nuggets 14d ago

Too close

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u/lilpumpgroupie Trail Blazers 14d ago

Most of the time, people know exactly what they're doing, and they're in control of themselves.

A lot of times cheating and risky sex is the turn on, it's not the sex. Especially for powerful people, when you've kind of gone through life, are struggling to find things that really get you going.

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u/cswhite101 14d ago

Agreed, it’s a calculated risk. He just got burned.

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u/EverQuest_ 14d ago

It never is. Momentary ignorance getting lost in the sauce.

...a tale as old as time.

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u/tonto515 76ers 14d ago

First Day of Autumn

TIME FOR NBA DRAMA, MOTHERFUCKERS, THIS AIR BE CRISPY

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u/YoYoMoMa 14d ago

We at a rock hard 69 bois

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u/VanDenIzzle Pelicans 14d ago Silver

Ever lose a championship, your wife, and your job all in one summer?

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u/Smooth-Lifeguard-281 Nets 14d ago Gold Bravo! Stonks Rising

ESPN 30 for 30: Ime have fucked up big time

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u/jimmy_1time 14d ago

Comment of the day 😂🙏🏽

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u/Iohet Clippers 14d ago

It's like near the end of Training Day when it all comes crashing down at once

I'm winning anyway, I'm winning... I'm winning any motherfucking way. I can't lose.

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u/whatanidiot70 Kings 14d ago

You motherfuckers will be playing basketball in Pelican Bay when I get finished with you!!

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u/Kidfreedom50 [LAL] Eddie Jones 14d ago

Got fired on his day off.

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u/mcast86 14d ago

Life comes at you fast. Damn that was Nia Long too

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u/BigPorch 14d ago

Wait wait he was married to Nia Long??? Holy shit my man done fucked up

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u/TheSmokedSalmon420 Cavaliers 14d ago

From Finals appearance to suspended an entire season. That is pretty wild.

Horny jail basketball team has a head coach!

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u/Traditional_Cycle_49 14d ago

Doc rivers is an assistant i guess

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u/sleepy416 Raptors 14d ago

Someone call up Draymond

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u/GoldenJet01 NBA 14d ago

And Jamal Murray

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u/Traditional_Cycle_49 14d ago

if it was all time Wilt would be on the team

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u/SlapsLikeFlea13 14d ago

he'd be the captain of that team

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u/Practical_Use_1654 14d ago

Magic Johnson begs to differ. Wilt was stat padding, magic had a league wide impact.

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u/Downunderphilosopher 14d ago

Wilt has all the unbreakable records and legendary accomplishments though. He was pretty good on the court too.

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u/Practical_Use_1654 14d ago

He was playing with plumbers and firewomen

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u/Acrobatic_Emphasis41 14d ago

Laying pipe and hosing down

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u/BobBubDaChamp Nets 14d ago

What did Draymond do?

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u/comebyforpie San Francisco Warriors 14d ago

Post dong on snap

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u/AlMundialPat Rockets 14d ago

Captain has to be Danuel House, he got kicked out of the bubble cuz he couldnt keep his dick in his pants.

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u/genesis1v9 Raptors 14d ago

Mark Jackson put in his resume to become assistant coach of that team.

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u/ReallyColdMonkeys Lakers 14d ago

Unfortunately he was passed over and will be the broadcaster for the 10th year in a row

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u/triosway Heat 14d ago

Mama, why won't that man go?

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u/AngryRoomba Spurs 14d ago

Soap down, man down

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u/SloGeorge 14d ago

Who's the starting 5? Harden, Danuel House, who else?

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u/drmeattornado Nuggets 14d ago

Tristan Thompson

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u/pintvricchio [SAS] Manu Ginobili 14d ago

Howard at c

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u/shrinkwrappedzebra Knicks 14d ago

Lou Williams has to be on there for his love of wings

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u/SrJeromaeee Gran Destino 14d ago

Lou will cool as hell for having 2 birds at once surely he can play 2 positions in this lineup.

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u/Mitchellsykeslefteye 14d ago

Starting PG gotta be Jamal Murray

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u/Mjacking Clippers 14d ago

They even have a gm in Gersson Rosas!

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u/MethodroneMan 14d ago

Robert Sarver is selling the Suns, just so he can purchase the Horny Jail Basketball franchise

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u/dofun400 Spurs 14d ago

First head coach to lose two rings in one season 😭

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u/DragonEevee1 Knicks 14d ago edited 14d ago

Horny jail for you sir

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u/YoYoMoMa 14d ago

Celts announce suspension: "Bonk"

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u/xbyo :sp8-1: Super 8 14d ago

BOSTON, MA. (September 22, 2022) — The following statement was released today by the Boston Celtics, through their general manager Brad Stevens, in response to questions about their future coaching plans:

"I bonk."

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u/DeBallZach- [CHI] Best of 2021 Winner 14d ago

Doc Rivers just breathed a sigh of relief somewhere

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u/KyrieWetUpCurry_ Lakers 14d ago

Craziest rise and fall of a coach, although it’s just a year.

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u/DeBallZach- [CHI] Best of 2021 Winner 14d ago

Bro speedran

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u/NoseBlind2 Raptors 14d ago

He be like "hey everyone im Ime Udoka and im gonna do the Bill Clinton challenge. Don't forget to smash that like button and subscribe!"

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u/Brovenkar Celtics 14d ago

He should probably take a break from smashing for a minute.

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u/Sleeze_ Celtics 14d ago Helpful

Whoever Like Button is I hope she doesn't work for the team

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u/Dr_Robert_California Celtics 14d ago

He's like the dude in a summoning salt video who show's up 11 years into the history with a new strat no one's heard of that slashes the record.

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u/estuhbawn Magic 14d ago

“A record that seemed it would never be broken….. until September 22nd, 2022 when a speed runner by the name of ‘Ime_UdokaX’ was able to pull off this run”

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u/VanDenIzzle Pelicans 14d ago

Has a coach ever been suspended a year this early into their career? In the NFL Sean Payton was suspended a year but at that point he was still their best option as a coach. But I can't see him being on a long leash after this. This was supposed to be a championship year

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u/tunamelts2 New Jersey Nets 14d ago

The whole bounty gate was incredibly fucked up. Sean Payton should’ve been banned for allowing shenanigans like that, regardless of how big a role he played in that.

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u/keepp Warriors 14d ago

that's how we know it wasn't super uncommon right?

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u/SmokePenisEveryday [CLE] Daniel Gibson 14d ago

It was basically confirmed that they weren't the only team in the league doing it but the only one caught at the time. Most agree that Payton and Greg Williams weren't fully kicked out for that reason.

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u/SChasBetterPeaches Hornets 14d ago

Same reason Dan Snyder still owns Washington- other owners know if he goes scorched earth, they’re screwed.

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u/Canium Cavaliers 14d ago

Is that the guy who trafficked the cheerleader to foreign clients?

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u/2KareDogs Bulls 14d ago

He simmed a season in 2K

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u/iSleepUpsideDown NBA 14d ago

Post nut gotta hurt

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u/HafWoods Mavericks 14d ago

I just hope he held it a few times and got something out of it.

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u/sscfc91 14d ago

The worst part of this punishment is he now has to stay home with his wife for an entire year who’s mad at him for cheating in her

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u/SteamCleaner23 14d ago

Ime’s household, approximately mid November:

Ime: “Hey honey, what do you think, should we get the Christmas tree up early?”

Wife: “oh you mean like how you were putting up Christmas trees with that BITCH?!”

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u/Orphanpuncher0 14d ago Gold

When I was told Ime Udoka's D was going to effect the team this isn't what I had in mind.

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u/guess-what-babe Grizzlies 14d ago edited 13d ago

Same amount of time as Robert Sarver is crazy

Edit: I get what happened now fuck this guy

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u/ADartfordPark Celtics 14d ago

When you put it like that but we may as well sack him if we’re suspending him for a year

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u/ILikeBeans86 Bulls 14d ago

SAS just went on a big rant about this. People love to shit on him but I kind of agreed with him for the most part. Basically if this werent the head coach of the celtics who just went to the NBA finals hed be fired and nobody would have heard about it. Either fire him or don't do anything. This is clearly for optics because the details will probably come out either way so the celtics need to act like they are doing something instead of not doing anything even though he broke org rules.

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u/colossuskidd [CHI] Dennis Rodman 14d ago

Brad stevens is gonna be back on the coaching side for a year

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u/iAmTheRealLange Celtics 14d ago

I wouldn’t hate that

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u/Dr_Robert_California Celtics 14d ago

Yeah, Celtics should have gone with the Red Sox approach. Fire the coach for a year while he's suspended for awful violations, then just re-hire him a year later when he's sorry. It's been working out great. Genius strategy.

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u/International-Elk986 14d ago

They can't do that approach because 2023 is not an election year so they can't use the election news dump strategy which is what the Red Sox did with Cora.

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u/Dr_Robert_California Celtics 14d ago

lmfao

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u/MidMotoMan 14d ago

They both involved some sort of cheating so it checks out.

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u/MartinVan_Nostrand Celtics 14d ago

My dumb ass was thinking.. damn I remember the Cora/red Sox cheating thing, but when were the Celtics accused of cheating?!?

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u/initialsori Wizards 14d ago

this is the celtics punishment not the from NBA

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u/MK12594 14d ago

Yes, and it puts the NBA's punishment in a new perspective.

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u/preddevils6 Grizzlies 14d ago

The NBA is limited in the extent owners can be punished.

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u/lil_extro_vert_ 76ers 14d ago

Doc you really gonna let Ime one up you like that?

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u/Bee_lrl Tampa Bay Raptors 14d ago

Doc about to go wild on his main 😫

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u/NevermoreSEA [POR] Brandon Roy 14d ago

Was it worth it, Ime?

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u/MaLu388 Lakers 14d ago

If it was Jaylen or Jayson then fa sho

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u/Sane_Fish 14d ago

Please let it be a player lmao

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u/AashyLarry [MIA] Dwyane Wade 14d ago

They said female already lol

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u/Sarcastic-Ad-Bot Rockets 14d ago

Has anyone ever asked every player their pronouns?

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u/AashyLarry [MIA] Dwyane Wade 14d ago

Depends which staff member. The sleuths can’t figure out which one it is.

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u/Barbell_Flyes Pelicans 14d ago

ADOS twitter and Dr. Umar gon be wildin if it was the white chick

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u/No-Literature5008 14d ago

That’s literally all I’m waiting for 😂😂

If it’s a white girl, it’s over

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u/AashyLarry [MIA] Dwyane Wade 14d ago

Dr Umar Burner is gonna go crazy

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u/Engrish_Major San Francisco Warriors 14d ago

OOTL ? Context?

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u/Mr_Wy Bucks 14d ago

They’ve disabled the ‘front office’ tab on the Celtics website lol.

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u/doleacacacac 14d ago edited 14d ago

daughter of an SVP and former assistant of Brad. Wondering if Ime played a role in her promotion and that’s why this is messy

edit: oh shit i guess it was her HUSBAND who is the SVP and he is the one who reported it to the celtics ☠️☠️

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u/AashyLarry [MIA] Dwyane Wade 14d ago

Which one is this?

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u/cocoacowstout Warriors 14d ago

I mean if her dad is a senior VP she doesn’t really need that much help imo, that’s like 99% of the hurdle right there

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u/AdmiralWackbar Celtics 14d ago

I wonder if it was a dancer, cause I’ve been ready to risk it all for Mazie for like 6 years now

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u/sleepy416 Raptors 14d ago

My child, you know your teams dancers by name?! You going straight to horny jail

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u/AdmiralWackbar Celtics 14d ago Wholesome

I met her once at a fundraiser and I fell in love, don’t tell my wife

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u/Yergason NBA 14d ago

Calm down, Ime

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u/WhoopingPig Timberwolves 14d ago edited 14d ago

It's a twap!

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u/Zavehi Celtics 14d ago

Weirdly (and sadly) enough, she just left the team a few weeks ago.

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u/AdmiralWackbar Celtics 14d ago

The plot thickens

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u/bobdolebobdole 14d ago

I bet she got a good severance package.

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u/breaditbans Heat 14d ago

Now I have to go to Celtics.com

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u/Nickleeee Trail Blazers 14d ago

Seriously I’m at work like “None of the blazers dancers have ever had me questioning my relationship.. who is this woman?”

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u/big_old-dog Australia 14d ago

I was left rather whelmed

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u/tangential_quip Lakers 14d ago

Not even. Definitely under.

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u/NorthernSlyGuy 14d ago

"Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell you I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon, you know, cause I've worked in a lot of places and I tell you people do that all the time."

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u/UnderstandableXO Kings 14d ago

generational fumble

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u/royaljet [HOU] David Nwaba 14d ago

The energy is about to shift

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u/DrunkRyenRussillo 14d ago

I can already tell This is gonna be a turning point in hip-hop lyrics

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u/BlazeBloom [POR] Eric Maynor 14d ago

Shouldn’t they just fire him if it’s this serious then?

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u/lishmh33 14d ago

Fire him = pay him Pressure him to resign = priceless

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u/newnewyorker03 14d ago

They can likely fire him for cause without paying him. There’s outs in situations like this. This is a weak half measure. Either fire him or he should quit

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u/bionavs 14d ago

no more half measures waltuh

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u/thorhyphenaxe Trail Blazers 14d ago

Nah, he’s the Princess in this scenario

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u/Snoyarc 14d ago

The truth doesn’t matter. It’s all about perception. Who will Wed him now?

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u/KiritoJones [SAS] David Robinson 14d ago

The Celtics will want a strong union so probably someone from the Bucks

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u/lopea182 Heat 14d ago edited 14d ago

At that point, you may as well fire the coach.

What’s the likelihood someone tries to poach him while on suspension? Hell, there are teams in the same division (Philly, Brooklyn) that would kill to have him replace their current coaches.

Edit: contract reasons. don’t have to pay him if he resigns voluntarily. Guess the Celtics don’t believe the partnership is worth salvaging. Thanks, u/junkit33 and u/bigbadbuck

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u/Jewards Lakers 14d ago

Alex Cora and Sean Payton made it back from year long suspensions. Different sports and situations but it's definitely doable.

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u/dismissivewankmotion 14d ago

Alex Cora

That's what this reminds me of. He's so well liked people will welcome him back.

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u/Kyler1313 14d ago

Super close comparison. Both Minority coaches beloved by their team and very respected around their league. Both are fairly young and former players. And Both got caught in controversy early in their career (Astros cheating scandal, affair). I could totally see Ime coming back after a year and after a few months of questioning from media, just get back to being a well respected good coach.

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u/YoYoMoMa 14d ago

He will still be under contract perhaps?

But yes, the real question is, what is so out of bounds that requires a YEAR suspension but does not warrant a firing?

And having the team play a full season under and interim is playing with fire.

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u/spitz1674 Nets 14d ago

It’s basically what the Red Sox did with Cora. Most people assumed he’d be back. Totally different issues but it’s a decent parallel considering they’re both Boston. Only problem here is the Celtics have high aspirations. Red Sox weren’t expected to be that good that year (also Covid shortened but they didn’t know that when Cora left).

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u/mylesA747 Knicks 14d ago

the fact that the celtics got out in front of it is the only reason why he still has a job next year imo

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u/junkit33 14d ago

This is basically forcing him to resign without giving him the permanent stink of a firing. Even if he returns in a year he's totally lost face in that organization, so he would probably rather just bow out gracefully and seek a fresh start elsewhere in a year.

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u/AskMeHowIMetYourMom Pacers 14d ago

Don’t shit where you eat people.

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u/thatsinsaneletstryit 76ers 14d ago

practice good hygiene, cannibals

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u/KitchenReno4512 Mavericks Bandwagon 14d ago

They’re also expected to contend next year. This isn’t a result or throwaway season. Whoever they bring in as coach can’t be seen as temporary by the players.

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u/jackbennyXVI Jazz 14d ago

If this is how Quin Snyder returns to the NBA I will lose it lol

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u/MambaMaleGrindset Pistons 14d ago

If having Shams spray the Internet with IME UDOKA WAS BANGING A SIDEPIECE AT WORK is "bowing out gracefully," I'd hate to see the alternative.

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u/Antenol 14d ago

Brad Stevens about to be the president and the coach of the Celtics

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u/Spyk124 14d ago

A lot of people don’t understand if you’re at the top of any organization, business or corporation, there are very very stringent rules regarding dating in the work place. Usually they can not work anywhere near your department, you have to disclose the relationship to HR, and it couldn’t have started while they were working under you. This is to limit exploitation and favoritism. The rules make sense, he’s a dumbass for breaking them.

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u/pintomp3 14d ago

If you are going to get some on the side, keep it outside.

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u/Character_Reward2734 14d ago

There are literally thousand of women he could cheat with and have not issues and probably < 20 he could with serious issues. He chose poorly. No sympathy- and he’s lucky he didn’t get fired.

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u/BaeylnBrown777 [BOS] Jaylen Brown 14d ago

There's a great Dave Chappelle bit about how Bill Clinton cheated like a busy man cheats - stuck his head out the office door and grabbed the first woman he saw lmao.

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u/HorseMeatKhabib Hawks 14d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Nephews saying this punishment is too severe, but punishments like this prevent situations like the Mavericks had for twenty years. The power dynamics of consent are real.

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u/billcosbyinspace Celtics 14d ago

Exactly, you can’t have sex with people when you’re their boss, period. Even if he had an affair with someone in like accounting it would still be a slippery slope because ime has a ton of power and pull in the organization

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u/jdd32 Spurs 14d ago

That is a great comparison. These rules exist for a reason. If I had a relationship with one of my employees, you're sure as shit that I'd be fired.

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u/NicClaxtonIsHotAF Nets 14d ago

Feel like this is going to be a domino to this team collapsing. You might as well fire him

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u/hooskies Knicks 14d ago

What the fuck am I missing here

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u/pdpdpdpdpdpdpdpd Raptors 14d ago

It's a violation of a clause in the Celtics' code of conduct, so they set how severe the punishment is in this case

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u/thesimpsonbrand Warriors 14d ago Defeated

this feels to me like getting kicked off the byu football team for having premarital sex

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u/boomedhim1234 14d ago

Brandon Davies sends his regards

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u/palerthanrice 76ers 14d ago

Confirmed sex haver Brandon Davies

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u/Talldarkandhansolo 14d ago edited 14d ago

I feel bad that Davies became a meme. He was a super nice guy and a hell of a player. I was pushed by another teammate that was bullying me and Davies stepped in between us and shoved him back and told him to fuck with him instead if he wanted to be a big dog. Mad respect to Davies.

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u/NoPantsJake Jazz 14d ago

We would’ve won it all with Davies running the floor with Jimmer

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u/jdd32 Spurs 14d ago

It's got nothing to do with him cheating on his wife though. You can't be the boss and go sleeping with people that work for you. It's code of conduct for any respectable company. You can't put subordinates in that position where they might feel pressured to consent for fear of retaliation, or to advance their careers. Likewise, you might create the notion with other employees that they are getting passed over for opportunities because someone else is sleeping with the boss. You just can't have that in a healthy organization.

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u/likwitsnake Lakers 14d ago

Soaking is ok though

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u/PeanutButtaRari Warriors 14d ago

Gotta make sure you got a homie to jump for you

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u/moneybooy Rockets 14d ago

Nia Long is available now

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u/DragonEevee1 Knicks 14d ago

It's really really unethical, like fireable offense for a ton of jobs

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u/jpaxlux [BOS] Jayson Tatum 14d ago

Ime fucked a woman who's in a much lesser position than himself which is bad.

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u/Mem-Boi-901 Grizzlies 14d ago

Yeah that type of relationship in the work office is a HUGE no no.

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u/PepperidgeFarmMembas 14d ago

Everyone wondering why a year……

He literally slept with a female subordinate. Any other industry that’s instant suspension pending termination while HR sorts out the mess. The power dynamic is a mess and the Celtics are doing the right thing here. There’s definitely more to the story too.

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u/WarTrek99 Lakers 14d ago

Exactly. Most companies you get termed lol

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u/Vswerve27 Wizards 14d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Why do people on Reddit/Twitter not understand that you can’t have a relationship with someone that works for you? He should be fired.

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u/DragonEevee1 Knicks 14d ago

Because most people on Reddit don't have people under them

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u/completelytrustworth Raptors 14d ago Wholesome

Don't have people under them in both senses of the word

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u/Littlebelo Cavaliers 14d ago

Considering how many teenagers are on this sub I’m guessing most of the sub don’t have jobs

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u/doleacacacac 14d ago

solid double entendre

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u/AngriestBeaver Spurs 14d ago

I married my boss. We've been happily married for years and have 2 kids. I'm really glad she didn't get fired. Granted, Udoka's situation isn't a 1:1 because I think Udoka was cheating on his spouse if I got the story right, but part of the reason people "don't understand" is because a lot of people meet their spouse or longterm partners at work. That's also not to say a boss in a position of power can't be a creep trying to leverage a relationship.

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u/callofthevoid_ 76ers 14d ago edited 14d ago

because 90% are young guys yet to enter a corporate environment and those who have DEFINITELY don’t have people working under them.

he’s lucky they are giving him the dignity of eventually resigning vs. firing him outright.

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u/Cmbotts 14d ago

As someone who does work in corporate and has people working under them— it’s basically rule #1 that you don’t fuck your employees. Even if it’s consensual it can be extremely problematic.

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u/monekys 14d ago

Too many nephews

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u/SwishBreak Nets 14d ago

Just fire him at this point

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u/stoppedcaring0 Jazz 14d ago

This is a “we want you out of the job, but we’re not going to fire you for financial/legal reasons, so we’re going to dare you to quit” situation.

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u/Negative-Isopod-8432 NBA 14d ago

They can easily fire him for cause

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u/Puzzled_Wrangler_949 14d ago

Man fumbled the bag, lost two rings within a year

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u/Thegreatsnook Celtics 14d ago

I'll admit, I'm dying to know who it was.

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u/xbarracuda95 14d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Lol people really pretending that a boss having a sexual relationship with a subordinate is fine if she consents?

It's a fireable offense in most companies, a normal executive wouldn't even get off with only a suspension if he's caught having sex with a junior employee.

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u/elibretto123 San Diego Clippers 14d ago

If the celtics win it all this year does he get a ring still or nah

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u/PizzaGuy94122 14d ago

yes but not the one that goes on your finger

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u/FutureAnybody Raptors 14d ago

The whole season?? Damn man

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u/Balls_of_Adamanthium Warriors 14d ago

Gotta be more to the story than meets the eye

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u/jpaxlux [BOS] Jayson Tatum 14d ago

He unfortunately did not live up to Los Pollos standards

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u/Obi_Wan_Benobi NBA 14d ago

Boss, why are you putting on that waterproof, stain-proof gear to cut up some boxes……

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u/monkey-pox Mavericks 14d ago

If you have power in a company, you can't fuck employees, it's just a huge liability

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u/jackalope503 Trail Blazers 14d ago edited 14d ago

Ime was really living my middle-school dream of working in the NBA and being married to Nia Long, and he fucked it all up smh

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u/DragonEevee1 Knicks 14d ago

Consent must be a mess in this situation due to power dynamic

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u/The-Implication-0 Bulls 14d ago edited 14d ago

Yeah I don’t really get how people don’t get this. Sex between a boss and a subordinate is messy. Can lead to issues with power dynamic, the concept of consent, lawsuits down the road, etc.

It’s not uncommon to get fired for that, not just suspended. Sex between low level employees on the same level isn’t as big a deal.

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u/Shenanigans80h Nuggets 14d ago

Yeah the immaturity of this sub is kinda showing with this one. It’s common as hell in any workplace with a clearly structured hierarchy that relationships between bosses and subordinates will result in termination or a big punishment. I see a lot of people here trying to frame it as whoever he slept with being some big name or having a connection to a big name but it’s far more likely it’s a lower level no name frankly

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u/enjoyeverysangwich 14d ago

The man had a relationship with an employee. He's the head coach. Power imbalance. And if it wasn't reported? Violation of most workplace codes of conduct. And it was extramarital? Creates negative perception about the man and the event. Not to mention the PR crisis the team will face, how many times will we ever be able to bring up Udoka on social media, ever again, without someone chiming in about this affair, in a crude way most likely? I feel like a year long suspension really shows that the organization takes this seriously, it gives Udoka the time he will need to deal with his certain personal issues that stem from this. It gives the locker room time to move past it and ensure their trust in their coach (though I feel most of the players wouldn't really have cared that much). A year is heavy, but the team is serious about it and he's probably lucky not to have been fired.

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