BOSTON (WLNE) — The Boston Celtics will address the suspension of head coach Ime Udoka on Friday.
Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season, banning the coach who led team to the NBA Finals last spring.
This comes after two sources told The Associated Press that the coach had an improper relationship with a member of the organization.
In a statement Thursday night, the team said, “Udoka is suspended for ‘violations of team policies.’” The suspension took effect immediately.
“A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date,” the team said.
An interim coach was not named in the statement. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that assistant Joe Mazzulla, a Johnston native and Bishop Hendricken graduate, was going to take over for Udoka in the interim.
In a statement published by ESPN, Udoka apologized “to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down.”
The press conference will be held at 11 a.m.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.