Ime Udoka’s suspendible conduct in Boston still largely remains a mystery. But there is a new morsel of information floating out there in the wake of his reported move to the Nets.
NetsDaily, an SB Nation blog, published a story Tuesday about Steve Nash’s firing and reports that Brooklyn plans to replace him with Udoka, whom the Celtics suspended for one season days before training camp.
Why didn't the Celtics ask the Nets for compensation?
Up until this point, it’s been widely reported that Udoka engaged in a romantic relationship with a female staffer, and made “unwanted comments” towards her. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday the Celtics’ investigation into Udoka, which was conducted by an independent law firm, found he used “crude language” with a “female subordinate.”
NetsDaily, however, suggests there’s more than one woman involved. The blog’s writeup about Udoka’s reported hiring includes the following tidbit: “A league insider tells NetsDaily that Udoka had repeatedly sent inappropriate messages to women on the Celtics staff.”
When Celtics brass met with the media Sept. 24, owner Wyc Grousbeck said he believes the Udoka incident was “one of a kind.” Grousbeck added he wasn’t aware of other issues regarding Udoka at his previous organizations.
Though Udoka is still under contract with the Celtics, they’re expected to allow him to leave without asking for compensation, according to NBA Insider Shams Charania.
If that’s true, it’s apparent the Celtics just want to be done with the story. We’ll see if the leaky faucet of info continues to slowly drip.