The owner of the Celtics, Wyc Grousbeck, stated on Friday that the decision to suspend Ime Udoka for the entirety of the upcoming season was made after an independent law firm conducted an investigation that lasted for several months and came to the conclusion that Udoka had committed “multiple violations” of the guidelines that are in place for the team. The Athletic was the first of several media outlets to report on Thursday, citing anonymous sources within the club, that Udoka had an “intimate and consensual bond” with a member of the team. Wyc Grousbeck did not wish to provide any additional information regarding this matter, which is unprecedented in the NBA. And then to explain that she accuses him of having made derogatory comments about her, which resulted in the leaders initiating a series of internal interviews, she says that he made the comments about her.
“I believe that to be completely reasonable and justifiable, taking into consideration the data and the facts.”
The owner of the C’s simply justified the sentence that was imposed on the 45-year-old coach. This will come with a severe financial penalty,” he continued, but he did not clarify whether this would involve a reduction in compensation during the ban, which will last until June 30, 2023. Wyc Grousbeck said to himself that he was “concerned about the situation and its influence on everyone at the Celtics,” and he then went on to clarify that no one else within the franchise is subject to punishment.
Team manager Brad Stevens offered a deep concern for the club’s female staff members as he was present at a news conference. He said, “we have a lot of brilliant women in our organization, and yesterday (Thursday) was challenging for them.” As a franchise, we have a responsibility to support it now since a lot of people have been pulled into this unfairly. No one can control the Twitter speculation or the widespread garbage, and as a result, we have no choice but to support it.