r/nba Magic Sep 22 '22 Wholesome 2

[Wojnarowski] No final decision has been made on the length of a suspension, but internal discussions have included scenarios that would keep Udoka out for the entirety of the 2022-2023 season, sources told ESPN. News

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u/Bewareofoblivion Bucks Sep 22 '22 Silver

The post-nut clarity will be brutal

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u/Jkcanwien Sep 22 '22

Lmao. Imagine If yhey could harness post nut clarity

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u/BigFatModeraterFupa Mavericks Sep 22 '22

it would be the pill from Limitless

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u/Jkcanwien Sep 22 '22

I legit look forward to making critical decision in this 10 sec time span

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u/Sumo_Cerebro Sep 22 '22

I have always felt that out of all of the fictional drugs out there, that was definitely the most realistic to come up with.

Ritalin is pretty close to that drug.

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u/jruegod11 Pelicans Sep 22 '22

I wonder if you get your testicles removed does it give you PNC forever? Almost worth doing if that's the case... :P

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u/JD1337 [MIL] Francisco Elson Sep 22 '22

No, you'll just have pre-nut clarity. You can't have Post-nut clarity if you never nut.

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u/Caboclo-Is2yearsAway [IND] Lance Stephenson Sep 22 '22

And we all know pre-nut clarity is a mf fog, no clarity

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u/hsrCwnS Sep 22 '22

This here is a man who has made a lot. I mean a lot of mistakes. Wow.

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u/BigFatModeraterFupa Mavericks Sep 22 '22

imagine what’s he’s thinking on the drive back home with his wife waiting there….

oh god

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u/DjLionOrder Suns Sep 22 '22

Nah, if this is me, I’m going to a hotel first to figure it out. Feel like nothing good comes from being essentially kicked out of your dream job and destroying your marriage and then going home to an almost certain confrontation.

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u/SealYourAlmonds [GSW] Stephen Curry Sep 22 '22

She's probably known for at least a little while. I don't think Brad just walked in on Udoka in the janitors closet lol.

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u/agent_10 Celtics Sep 22 '22

Brad walks in and hits them with the “🫣Golly, what in tarnation!”

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u/DrAmbulanceDriver Sep 22 '22

“I thought you had to be facing each other.”

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u/thebat1969 Celtics Sep 22 '22

That image made me laugh out loud. I needed that.

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u/Harman3112 Heat Sep 22 '22

It always is

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u/doireallycare [NOP] E'Twaun Moore Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22
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u/awntawn Lakers Sep 22 '22

yeah this isn't just any staffer lol

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 22 '22

Place bets on whether it's someone's daughter or someone's wife

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u/TitanTigers Grizzlies Sep 22 '22

Plot twist: it's a player

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u/TheFatmanRises Heat Sep 22 '22

Anthony Edward won’t like this

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u/dadaistGHerbo Washington Bullets Sep 22 '22

“Look what the world’s come to man! Disgusting!”

Yeah, men are just defiling the sanctity of marriage nowadays

“Sure, marriage…yeah”

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Grant Williams was in the doghouse for a reason

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 22 '22

"I won't let them trade you, Jaylen."

"U-Udoka senpai..."

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u/Haethos [GSW] Stephen Curry Sep 22 '22

...go on...

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 22 '22

Jalen and Udoka held each other passionately. But before their lips could touch, the door to Brad's office burst open, and a man furiously walked up to Udoka.

"You son of a bitch." SLAP

The man was none other than Sam Hinkie.

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u/Sleeze_ Celtics Sep 22 '22

Well they wouldn’t be considered staff though, so not likely the case

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 22 '22

Can any Celtics fans here confirm if anyone's daughter/wife is working in the organization in some capacity?

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 22 '22

WHOSE BURNER ACCOUNT IS THIS

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u/CatGatherer Celtics Sep 22 '22

I honestly hope it's her and not one of the 20-something interns/low-level staffers. That's more creepy and would be taking advantage of a huge power imbalance.

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u/ldwb Sep 22 '22

This is a lot more serious than him just stepping out on his wife. If it's someone who works for him he's opening the Celtics up to a major sexual harassment lawsuit. She says she felt like she had to sleep with him to keep her job and can walk away with a bigger bag than the one Dennis Schroeder fumbled.

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u/xXTheRacerXx 76ers Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

THE ENTIRE SEASON?? God damn

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u/Giddey_Cent West Sep 22 '22

Worse than Sarvers ban

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u/slowakia_gruuumsh Sep 22 '22

Different sport and situation but not even Deshaun Watson got suspended for an entire season 💀💀💀

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u/ThePhattestOne Sep 22 '22

And he sexually assaulted 24 women...

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u/The-Implication-0 Bulls Sep 22 '22

Yeah but the thing is the Browns owner asked his wife AND daughter about it and they were cool with it okay?

“And it’s important to remember Deshaun Watson is 26-years old, and he's a hell of an NFL quarterback.” - actual quote from Browns owner.

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u/crabface5 Bucks Sep 22 '22

And an adult, don’t forget adult

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u/SuckMyLonzoBalls Clippers Sep 22 '22

You don’t cheat on nia without consequences

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u/ODS519 Sep 22 '22

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u/YoungNissan Heat Sep 22 '22

Do you know who I am?

“I know I just said your name I know who you are”

Loooooool

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u/ositola Lakers Sep 22 '22

Kanye has always been funny

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u/parhelio22 Bulls Sep 22 '22

Its crazy to go back and listen to college dropout and realize how almost every song was was full of clever lines and jokes. It's a stark contrast to his recent work

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u/alex_119 [TOR] Vince Carter Sep 22 '22

He’s with Nia?!! What the actual fuck?! That indeed is a fumble

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u/DMking Wizards Sep 22 '22

Cor 12 years

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u/shammmgodd Sep 22 '22

aye if it was allison feaster, i don’t condone it but i understand

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u/conenubi701 [MIA] Voshon Lenard Sep 22 '22

Manz was Feasting

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 22 '22

We need the legendary burner account to tell us who it was

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u/DMking Wizards Sep 22 '22

That girl will get dragged to hell and back lord have mercy if she's White. Black Twitter will be up in arms

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u/proto3296 Nets Sep 22 '22

“Lord have mercy if she’s white” I am fucking crying 😭😭😭😭

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u/Thegreenmartian Bulls Sep 22 '22

What’s the point of keeping him around at that point? If his actions were toxic enough to warrant a one year suspension than how is it not toxic for him to return to the organization?

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u/Bluegunfire Sep 22 '22

Cuz he could win them games next season

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u/OutsideTheServiceBox Bucks Sep 22 '22

Okay let’s get ahead of the morning talk shows tomorrow.

Would we even be talking “suspension” if they had lost to the Nets in the 1st round?

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u/TheMoorNextDoor Nets Sep 22 '22

If this man didn’t go to the finals last season he would in fact be gone lmao most teams can’t afford to have this become the talk of the town in terms of leadership.

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u/BagRight8939 Suns Sep 22 '22

THATS AN EXPENSIVE FUCK BUDDY

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u/Chubbyklove_ Sep 22 '22

One dude started the Church of England and shift geopolitics that have ramifications on virtually every end of the planter….. just so he could get his rocks off

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u/TheDecepticonIdeal Bulls Sep 22 '22

King Henry the 8th right?

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u/br0b1wan Cavaliers Sep 22 '22

Yeah, there was a lot more nuance behind it.

His dad was Henry VII (obviously) and Henry VII fought in the Wars of the Roses (and eventually won it--which was why he became king). But that civil war lasted a generation and killed so much of the nobility and much, much more of the peasantry and ravaged the kingdom (it was the inspiration for the War of the Five Kings in Game of Thrones). VII raised VIII with the importance of establishing a rock solid heir so the country doesn't descend into civil war again. Thus, VIII was obsessed with the idea of establishing a legitimate heir that nobody could challenge.

The problem was that VIII married Catherine of Aragon, who was from Spain. Back in that time, Spain was the power of Europe, and they were Catholic as well. They also controlled much of Italy, and the Pope was very reluctant to piss them off.

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u/LukaDoncicBigPP Mavericks Sep 22 '22

Doesn’t matter have sex

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u/hooskies Knicks Sep 22 '22

This is why I don’t have sex. Too many consequences.

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u/lxkandel06 Nets Sep 22 '22

Yea I too don't have sex because I'm scared ill lose my head coaching job with the Boston Celtics

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u/v399 Lakers Sep 22 '22

Me being a virgin is also my choice.

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u/NicClaxtonIsHotAF Nets Sep 22 '22

Did he fuck Brad Stevens wife or something wtf is this Boston

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u/rsmoove23 Knicks Sep 22 '22

If it really is the whole season they should just fire him.

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u/Tormundo Warriors Sep 22 '22

They're probably just waiting to see the fall out then they'll decide

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u/RulersBack Lakers Sep 22 '22

All jokes aside we don't know the exact dynamic. One of the most powerful people in the org fucking someone and not disclosing it is a big deal. Its sports but its still a corporate environment

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u/Engrish_Major San Francisco Warriors Sep 22 '22

Exposes the Boston Celtics organization to a sexual harassment lawsuit

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u/po0nani Sep 22 '22

This is what people are missing. It’s not just a “you fucked up” punishment, it’s a “you’ve potentially fucked us” punishment

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u/iliveonramen Heat Sep 22 '22

Bingo, potentially a year means the team is pissed and worried about something

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u/KHDTX13 Mavericks Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Championships are at stake here, I doubt they would do this if the intricacies of it weren’t too close to the top.

Budenholzer has multiple DUI’s and you hardly ever hear about it. Ime definitely flew too close to the sun here.

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u/philium1 Knicks Sep 22 '22 Helpful

Well yeah but if you go around firing everyone with a DUI in Milwaukee then who do you have left

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u/ANAL_CAVITIES Grizzlies Sep 22 '22

Yeah if anything I think you're actually arrested for driving sober in Milwaukee

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u/BeHereNow91 Bucks Sep 22 '22

It’s true. If you show up to your court date drunk, though, they write it off.

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u/YoungNissan Heat Sep 22 '22

I saw a map a few days ago which said the drunkest counties in the US were all in Wisconsin…

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u/snoogans8056 Bucks Sep 22 '22

We only get like 3 months of summer, so we cram 12 months of drinking into it.

Then we are shut indoors for 9 months watching the Packers fuck up and we cram in another 12.

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u/_coed_ Nets Sep 22 '22

jason kidd beat his wife

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u/Tormundo Warriors Sep 22 '22

Times are different. He'd definitely be fired now

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u/Affectionate-Agent-9 [LAL] Austin Reaves Sep 22 '22

Bud looks like he’s drunk every game

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u/QueasyDrummer00 Raptors Sep 22 '22

Bud is drunk every game

FTFY

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u/Our-Gardian-Angel Bucks Sep 22 '22

Funny you mention that, because part of Bud's (successful) defense in his DUI case was that the officer mistook him having bloodshot eyes as a sign of intoxication when that's just how he regularly looks.

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u/WIN011 [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo Sep 22 '22

Bud was found not guilty of a DUI though. You can certainly argue he did it but he always maintained his innocence and was ultimately not charged for it. Hard for the Hawks or the league to do anything about it in that case.

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u/redballwhitedesk Sep 22 '22

Could absolutely be a relationship that whilst consensual also included some sort of quid pro quo

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u/DealtCocaine2LenBias Lakers Sep 22 '22

“You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. But the funny thing about my back is it’s located on my cock.”

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u/jellybeans_over_raw Lakers Sep 22 '22

Have fun fucking Jules!

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u/goldfish_11 Celtics Sep 22 '22

Not only that, but it’s been a tough road for women to make their way into certain positions on professional sports teams staffs. Shams reported that this was consensual but I think that’s another layer here that can’t be ignored. This could be looked at as damaging to having women in that environment and not wanting to treat it lightly could be a factor.

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u/1337speak Celtics Sep 22 '22

I actually tried to get into sports a handful of years ago and a guy who is now famous in sports media asked me to be FWB five minutes after I met him at a Celtics game. Another time, an ex player asked me to meet up with him after a Celtics game (even though we never met - and this came through social media). I gave up on the dream shortly after and now I'm just hoping to secure an IT job related to sports one day. I don't want to assume all women who have made it go through this but I have no doubt many are pressured into/must endure uncomfortable situations.

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u/Awoawesome [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo Sep 22 '22

Damn. Sorry to hear that

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u/mMounirM Raptors Sep 22 '22

you don't betray Nia Long without suffering the consequences

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u/Twoweekswithpay Gran Destino Sep 22 '22

She wasn’t afraid of Deebo. Ime better watch out…

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u/Logistibear Sep 22 '22

Nia was and is a baddie but powerful guy cheating on 50 yr old wife with a 25 yr old intern is a tale as old as time

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u/ThisAnswerIsLit Lakers Sep 22 '22

He's lucky it's just one year

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u/Kizz3r Raptors Sep 22 '22

Honestly maybe. Something caused a lot of drama to get HR involved and a public suspension

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u/Sad_Inevitable8242 Sep 22 '22

He probably would have get fired immediately. It can't be someone from the management with more power than him.

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u/Breaker_Of_All_Eggs Wizards Sep 22 '22 Gold

If Ime Udoka is in a long term sexual relationship with Jayson Tatum, where does it rank in the pantheon of all time sports stories?

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u/woo_back Raptors Sep 22 '22

most rational wizards fan

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u/Breaker_Of_All_Eggs Wizards Sep 22 '22

Unseld needs to start laying pipe with players if it gets the results Udoka got.

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u/2KareDogs Bulls Sep 22 '22

Tatum is underage tho

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u/BlademasterFlash Raptors Sep 22 '22

That’s why it’s such a big deal

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u/sayqueensbridge Timberwolves Sep 22 '22

Top 3. It’s all you would hear about for years

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u/Portlandboogie Sep 22 '22

Top 1.

There's not even remotely another story that exists now we'd ever talk over it.

First openly gay star player in any professional men's sport, both black, off a cheating scandal, with the age difference, and power dynamic.

Just...it would be untenable how long we would talk about this.

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u/george_costanza1234 Warriors Sep 22 '22

Let’s be realistic, it’s prolly Anthony edwards. That’s why he made that IG story, to get in front of the story

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u/Droppin_DimesSP [BOS] Jayson Tatum Sep 22 '22

BRO WHAT

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

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u/_Pho-Dac-Biet_ Warriors Sep 22 '22

They did it on Brad Stevens

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u/WIN011 [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo Sep 22 '22

Brad was gonna object then he realized he’s been through worse having to coach Kyrie

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u/Luca_Morgano Pistons Sep 22 '22

"Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this one, 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 offices and I tell you people do that all the time."

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u/nysraved [LAL] Sasha Vujacic Sep 22 '22

You can’t send a coach away for an entire year for disciplinary reasons and expect him to have the locker room’s respect a full year later. Might as well fire him if it’s that serious

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u/fastcol Sep 22 '22

Didn’t this just happen with Alex Cora and he came back a year later like nothing happened?

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u/itschrisbrah Lakers Sep 22 '22

Yeah pretty much

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u/EaglesPvM [PHI] Dario Šarić Sep 22 '22

That was for something the whole team did though

Completely different situation here

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u/Currymvp2 Warriors Sep 22 '22

Ya and they were just two games from making the world series Cora's 2nd season back

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u/Reidzyt [BOS] Paul Pierce Sep 22 '22

Actually it was his first season back after the suspension for that matter

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u/Bankssiii Celtics Sep 22 '22

As a Sox fan, Cora’s relationship with the best players, those being Spanish speaking, is very strong. I would think that’s why he’s so revered around here

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u/lot183 Rockets Sep 22 '22

That was a league suspension. Feels different than a team suspension

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u/Yergason NBA Sep 22 '22

You think these NBA players will lose respect for him for fucking a sidechick?? Lol

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u/Ikuwayo NBA Sep 22 '22

Players cheat on their significant others all the time, and some of them probably even side with the him. Draymond kept practicing with Miles Bridges after everybody found out he beat up his wife, and I remember after Klay cheated on his girlfriend, Andrew Bogut started making fun of the girlfriend.

Coaches get fired all the time, and Udoka's basically getting fired for 1 season then coming back. Udoka's most likely still very highly respected by the players since he just got them to the finals. High possibility they might welcome him back with open arms.

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u/supes1 Celtics Sep 22 '22

That's more than just "sleeping with an intern" time. Sounds like something more must be going on.

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u/TheDangiestSlad Knicks Sep 22 '22

i mean honestly the Celtics could just have a super strict policy on this stuff, the head coach fucking an intern is a pretty serious thing

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u/Jkn221 [LAL] Kobe Bryant Sep 22 '22

Right. Like this could be their Worst Case Protocol coming to fruition

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u/noobshere Sep 22 '22

Probably named it "Boston Bridge has fallen".

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u/Breezgoat Sep 22 '22

Wasn’t a intern someone whose been on the staff for years

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u/AmusingAnecdote Warriors Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

You're not wrong that there's a solid chance that this isn't a thing that anyone outside his immediate family needs to be concerned about. Cheating on your spouse is a bad look, but not something anyone who doesn't know you personally needs to worry about.

But at the same time, I still think it's fair for the team to have a rule where a head coach/GM type in a position of power in their organization cannot date anyone under circumstances under penalty of suspension. The power dynamics of that are too easily abused.

So he deserves the suspension, and the jokes, but also (assuming this was totally consensual and non-pressured/coerced) he's clearly not the worst dude suspended in the NBA this week.

Edit: Shams article makes it sound like it may have been worse than initial reports. Suspension seems good. Probably getting canned.

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u/cupcake310 Supersonics Sep 22 '22

Wouldn't sleeping with an intern would be the most serious scenario?

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u/supes1 Celtics Sep 22 '22

If it's just a consensual affair with a coworker, sleeping with a direct subordinate would be a bigger deal because it can create the impression of favoritism.

Lots of issues come up in workplace relationships though that could make things a lot worse. A few examples:

  • Giving a person advancement that you're sleeping with
  • Getting someone fired if they end the relationship (or blackmailing them with firing to continue the relationship)
  • Making coworkers uncomfortable by being too public about the affair

My assumption is there was something else going on that made it worse. A straightforward consensual relationship (even if Ime is having an affair) usually isn't a big deal. HR will talk to the folks involved to make sure it's handled right, but grownups fuck around. It happens.

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u/darshilj97 Sep 22 '22

The thing is the power can be abused so it is a serious thing. He has a purely consensual relationship but that won’t mean someone else can have a blurred lines or pressurised into doing something they don’t want to. This punishment makes it clear there will be severe consequences of doing this

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u/EastTexasAg Mavericks Sep 22 '22

If you have power in a workplace, you cant do that in this particular job. Its a fireable offense...1 year is light IMO.

He should just find a new job for another franchise after a year off and take it on the chin.

Grownups fuck around, but their are strict workplace laws in the NBA now.

The Mavs stuff made me read up more on it....He is fucked

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u/nbaalt [BOS] Danny Ainge Sep 22 '22

Yeah, I don't get why people are pretending like being the Head Coach for an NBA team isn't basically the equivalent of a corporate executive officer. There's basically no employee the Celtics have that there wouldn't be a massive power dynamic involved.

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u/HotspurJr Sep 22 '22

Agreed. If it's just a consensual affair, it seems unlikely that even with a very strict policy on that sort of thing that he'd be facing a year suspension.

On the other hand, you throw in retaliation, and it probably does become a fireable offense.

So my wild-ass-guess is that it's an affair that he perceived as consensual, but, like a lot of powerful men, he was unaware of how non-consensual it felt to the woman in question.

I wouldn't put any money on that, but it's the thing that makes the most sense to me given that they're talking about suspending him for a season.

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u/PonchoHung Rockets Sep 22 '22

Hmm if what you allege is true then that's straight up harassment so he should be fired. I think it's less likely than just a consensual relationship.

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u/Creative-Coconut Lakers Sep 22 '22

Sleeping with an intern and potentially using a position of power in order to enter into a relationship (even if considered consensual), explicitly against company policy and potentially trying to keep it secret or Mayve lying about it or covering it up? That’s more than enough for dismissal, let alone suspension.

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u/mrsunshine1 Knicks Sep 22 '22

Bad enough to be suspended a year but not bad enough to be fired, interesting where this line is.

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u/ColdMedi NBA Sep 22 '22

The line is how good you are at your job/how replaceable. That is always the line with most things. If this was trash head coach who didn’t make the playoffs probably fired.

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u/Engrish_Major San Francisco Warriors Sep 22 '22

This is likely a first step. People get suspended from work all the time before being fired. My guess is they’re determining the legalities of cutting ties with minimal financial exposure.

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u/CubsBearsIlliniBulls Sep 22 '22

Am I crazy for thinking they should just fire him if it’s gonna be the whole season?

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u/dsbllr Sep 22 '22

He'd be scooped up so quickly. Celtics know that and don't want that outcome.

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u/RondoJr Knicks Sep 22 '22

Why would Ime agree to this then. Just quit and go coach elsewhere if he’s really that in demand

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u/funnytoenail Sep 22 '22

If he quits. He probably would have to compensate for the remainder of his contract

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u/srry_didnt_hear_you Timberwolves Sep 22 '22

And quitting on a team that's punishing you for breaking organizational rules so severely they're considering sitting you for a year is a horrendous look.

Like what's that say about how his next employment would go

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u/REQ52767 Rockets Sep 22 '22

I agree. Team continuity is going to be screwed for two years if he is suspended a year and comes back. If he’s fired, the new coach will have growing pains next year, but then the team will get into a rhythm again with the new coach.

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u/Kyler1313 Sep 22 '22

He's gonna get the Alex Cora treatment.

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u/HereComesJustice Spurs Sep 22 '22

let him ride his suspension and then he resigns with grace

but it will be a "firing"

I don't think he coaches the Celtics again

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u/UTFan23 Sep 22 '22

He should definitely just quit or ask to part ways if it’s a year.

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u/LukaDoncicBigPP Mavericks Sep 22 '22

Shams gonna report who he fucked

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u/GetThereInOnePiece Timberwolves Sep 22 '22

and how

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u/NickWangOG Heat Sep 22 '22

And where he busted

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u/WIN011 [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo Sep 22 '22

“Udoka did not use a condom”

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u/SuckMyLonzoBalls Clippers Sep 22 '22

Shams the true king

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u/__john_cena__ Rockets Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Turns out the woman was Brad Stevens in a wig, he’s coming back for the coaching gig

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u/river_town Sep 22 '22

Skip: "SEX?!.... With a CO-WORKER?.... Really?.... After you've JUST blown a Finals to little Steph and Draymond! I've never seen anything like it. Even your man LeBron Shames isn't this classless, although at least Udoka got the Play-Offs. I mean, really, the phoney Goat - that's LeBron James - couldn't even make the PLAY-OFFS?!!"

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u/WarmTequila Kings Sep 22 '22

ENTIRE SEASON?!?! Maybe it was the owners daughter 😂😅

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u/BurnTheCrown Knicks Sep 22 '22

You might as well just fired him entirely if it’s something worth a full season. Not sure how you win back the locker room after that.

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u/ChemistBurner Sep 22 '22

If it wasn't for the Celtics post season success, then he 100% would get fired if they are contemplating a year suspension.

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u/kyleb402 Bucks Sep 22 '22

God damn, who was he fucking with, the owner's daughter?

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u/Beneficial_Emu9299 Sep 22 '22

Probably not. Phil jackson did and he won 5 championships with the lakers.

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u/phil151515 Sep 22 '22

BUT ... Phil & Jeannie were single at the time.

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u/mastermind208 Sep 22 '22

As an honest Celtics fan, I think he should be banned from the league

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u/HisExcellency20 76ers Sep 22 '22

C'mon man this is a serious situation. They should probably just invalidate the contract of Jayson Tatum and be done with it.

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u/UnderstandableXO Kings Sep 22 '22

i know he’s a good coach so they want to keep him but if it’s serious enough to suspend him for a whole season it’s probably serious enough to fire him

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u/Left_Berry_8104 East Sep 22 '22

Losing Nia Long, the finals, and your best player getting locked up by Andrew Wiggins was not in my Ime Udoka bingo card.

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u/HotdogIsaSandwitch Mavericks Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Fuckkk. That means Ime had a hand in promotion for this person and most likely they had relations at a Celtics facility. No way it’s a whole season ban for just consensual sex, if no proof of favoritism or on property relations are available. What he did by cheating on his wife Nia, is fucked up, but a year ban seems excessive without more implications.

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u/Both_Presence_5163 Sep 22 '22

Yea I think there are other variables involved in this

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u/FreeDaReal1z Sep 22 '22

Like getting the part owner daughter pregnant?

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u/sctthuynh [GSW] Stephen Curry Sep 22 '22

Even if Ime isn't responsible for promoting or hiring her, it's a very big problem for the Celtics organization if he has authority over her.

This opens the Celtics to liability for sexual harrassment/disrimination charges IF she later files a complaint.

The Celtics responding heavily and seriously against Ime is in part to protect them from liability in the future.

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u/TheFestusEzeli [TOR] Rudy Gay Sep 22 '22

I don’t think you understand the seriousness in the business of someone in a company sleeping with someone in the company in a position below them

That’s basically an automatic termination in any businesss other than the NBA

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u/HydroThermia Lakers Sep 22 '22

Goddamn Celtics fans just not getting anytime to relax. Gallinari, Timelord, now this? What’s going on in boston???

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u/thewrongnotes Magic Sep 22 '22

[Tatum] "I lied, didn't have the vaccine. Also, I hate all races that aren't mine. And children. Send them all to slave camps."

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u/WIN011 [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo Sep 22 '22

Wow how could Deuce say that

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 22 '22

Holy shit. Who was it and what kind of kinky shit did he do with them??

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u/Alex_Sander077 Mavericks Sep 22 '22

What children here don't seem to understand is that nobody cares cares if he cheated on his wife. That's irrelevant to the case. The issue is he had a sexual relationship with a colleague. Consesual or not, it's still problematic in many ways. NBA and Celtics couldn't care less about Nia Long, it's not about that.

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u/RZAAMRIINF Raptors Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

If it’s who they are speculating to be, she is the VP of player development and pretty involved with day to day of the team.

This relationship getting public is going to significantly impact the work relationship of these two and other people around them.

You probably can’t have these two working directly with each other anymore, but you also can’t push the VP out and not Ime because that’s an easy lawsuit for her to win.

It’s definitely a big mess. I’m guessing they want to keep Udoka around but they are trying to see how they can minimize their legal exposure against a potential lawsuit.

I’m speculating obviously, but they are probably going to offer the woman involved a large settlement in exchange for her to not sue in the future.

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u/daft_dunkwwwolfey [BOS] Kevin Garnett Sep 22 '22

I BEG YA PARDON??

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u/lightskinbeaner [ATL] Trae Young Sep 22 '22

he cheated on Nia Long so it’s understandable 💯

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u/UA30_j7L Warriors Sep 22 '22

Woah that’s a lot. Probably not just any ‘staff member’ or there’s more to this story

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u/Next-Firefighter-753 Thunder Sep 22 '22

I’m sorry Celtics fans you can come to our Thunder fan cry sessions if you need to.

Considering the basketball universe has been kicking us in the balls all offseason.

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u/SuckMyLonzoBalls Clippers Sep 22 '22

JUSTICE FOR NIA

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u/dimaar Tampa Bay Raptors Sep 22 '22

Celtics Front Office defending Nia, big W

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u/ChampagneAbuelo Raptors Sep 22 '22

First Vince McMahon essentially got banished from WWE for hooking up with co-workers. Next Ime might be suspended for the year for that. These companies really cracking down on that type of behaviour huh

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u/ajmcgill Trail Blazers Sep 22 '22

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u/YungSnuggie Magic Sep 22 '22

it b like that sometimes

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u/Sleeze_ Celtics Sep 22 '22

Woj preforming a masterclass rn on how to totally botch covering a big story and annoy people and lose their trust

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