Paul Pierce says Ime Udoka punishment should be just a fine, no suspension

Paul Pierce says Ime Udoka punishment should be just a fine, no suspension

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Paul Pierce says Ime Udoka punishment should be just a fine, no suspension

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A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
The @Celtics ​have suspended Ime Udoka for the 2022-2023 season for violations of “team policies.” The fallout from this is just beginning. fullcourtpress.bulletin.com/the-impact-of-…10:28 PM
Austin Burton @Amaar_206
I’m not seeing nearly as much “Should’ve known better than to break the rules” energy for Ime Udoka as I’ve seen for Brittney Griner… pic.twitter.com/0vxPcfN5JS10:26 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime Udoka officially suspended for season, apologizes for role in scandal bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/09/22/ime…10:16 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
This is an extremely messy situation. There’s a lot for the Celtics to clean up.
My story with ⁦@Jared Weiss⁩: After suspending Ime Udoka, what happens next for Boston?
via @TheAthletic theathletic.com/3620658/2022/0…9:59 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Diving into the fallout of the Ime Udoka suspension and Joe Mazzulla’s appointment as Celtics interim head coach with @Jay King
New on @The Athletic theathletic.com/3620658/2022/0…9:57 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
LIVE Garden Report: Ime Udoka Suspended by Celtics for 2022-23 Season | Powered by @betonline_ag, @AthleticGreens & @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:52 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
AP story — all the latest on Celtics suspending Ime Udoka, with no guarantee that he’ll ever be back
apnews.com/article/boston…9:51 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for entire season due to improper intimate relationship nba.nbcsports.com/2022/09/22/cel…9:42 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story: Boston Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season @PostSports washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/09…9:38 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Celtics Suspend Coach Ime Udoka For 2022-23 Season After Improper Relationship With Staff Member via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…9:34 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: The Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…9:32 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Celtics officially suspend head coach Ime Udoka for entire ’22-23 season, effective immediately.
Via: @TheCelticsWire
celticswire.usatoday.com/2022/09/22/bos…9:29 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
The Boston Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies, team says. A decision regarding his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. – 9:26 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Celtics suspend Coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season with his future with team to be determined at a later date, per team. pic.twitter.com/jS8lnBi5bE9:25 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
The Celtics say Ime Udoka is suspended for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies and a decision about his future with the team beyond this season will be made at a later date. – 9:24 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics announce Ime Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season, and that his future with the Celtics will be decided “at a later date.” pic.twitter.com/eqNeUAhRzQ9:24 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
#Celtics: Ime Udoka is suspended for the 2022-23 season and a decision will be made on his future later. – 9:24 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Ime Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season, per Celtics. – 9:23 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Celtics officially announce the suspension of Ime Udoka “for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies. A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately.” – 9:23 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Boston Celtics announce head coach Ime Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 NBA season. – 9:23 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Boston Celtics have suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 season. – 9:22 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
NEW: Statement from Celtics coach Ime Udoka pic.twitter.com/MFutFx7c3l9:22 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
The Boston Celtics announced today that the team has suspended Head Coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies. A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately. – 9:22 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Ime Udoka is facing suspension.
@TermineRadio shares his thoughts on the turmoil around Boston’s head coach. pic.twitter.com/DM9KTElgvE8:40 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Digesting the Ime Udoka news, pondering Joe Mazzulla shuffling to head coach, and plotting how Jaylen and Jayson can help guide this team through the noise.
From Early Edition with @aminajadeTV @Gary Washburn
Part 1: youtu.be/l6iruEzrvYk
Part 2: youtu.be/owHpaP3842I8:23 PM
Rob Mahoney @RobMahoney
Dug into the murky story around Ime Udoka with @Logan Murdock, then we tried to make sense of Robert Sarver’s surprising decision to sell the Suns with @Amin Elhassan: open.spotify.com/episode/6lfJCl…7:20 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Reporting on the imminent season-long suspension for Celtics coach Ime Udoka on Sportscenter with @ElleDuncanESPN. pic.twitter.com/VPQHkaxXsR6:38 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Went live with @John_Zannis to break down the Ime Udoka situation @CelticsCLNS: youtube.com/watch?v=dpzkc2…6:18 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Ime Udoka does not plan to resign as he awaits a potential suspension per a new report from @Chris Haynes masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…5:16 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka will not be resigning from his position as he awaits sanction from the organization, league sources tell @NBAonTNT. – 4:55 PM
Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
Despite the Ime Udoka news, Celtics remain the +550 favorite to win the 2023 NBA championship. – 4:21 PM
Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
Speaking on the Celtics situation – 4:02 PM
Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
It should just be a fine not a suspension 🤷🏾‍♂️ – 3:52 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Celtics coach Ime Udoka reportedly had a consensual relationship with a co-worker, and could miss the season to a team suspension. On BRING IT IN @jshector wonders how this is different from Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson’s relationship. https://t.co/WPvZbqVFf4 pic.twitter.com/PiTbEjXyC33:18 PM

AJ Griffin @whoisAG21
“Do it for the truth not for the crowd” – Isaiah Robin🗣✝️📖🤍 – 2:54 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Shouldn’t you just fire Ime Udoka if you’re going to suspend him for a full season, and shouldn’t you replace him with Mike D’Antoni? – 2:15 PM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Cryptic video appears on Nia Long’s Instagram amid Ime Udoka scandal nypost.com/2022/09/22/nia… via @nypost
interesting – 1:41 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
New Column: Ime Udoka suspension casts dark clouds over a season full of promise bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/09/22/kar…1:40 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Why are people talking about Ime Udoka and not this picture of Brett Favre on draft night? pic.twitter.com/7G1BGqgCcN1:28 PM

Austin Burton @Amaar_206
Remember, Brett Favre’s dirt was all over the news when he tried having a workplace affair, just like Ime Udoka’s dirt is now all over the news.
Favre’s welfare scam won’t get Udoka-level coverage because sex scandals will draw more eyeballs than poor people being victimized. – 12:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The handling of the Ime Udoka situation has been awful. From it leaking out to the coverage to the rampant speculation and putting people’s names and reputation up while speculation is disgusting and gross. No one needs these details. These are real people in a messed up spot. – 12:49 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
I want zero part of this Ime Udoka discourse. Too many people on here thinking they’re Woodward and Bernstein that don’t understand the “minimize harm” aspect that comes with their online sleuthing. Gross and irresponsible behavior for RTs – 12:24 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
The Ime Udoka story is scandalous! It’s not my place to comment on whether a full year suspension is an appropriate punishment but I’ll say I don’t see him coaching the Celtics again if the penalty is indeed that long. Boston opens the NBA regular season on Oct. 18 vs. the 76ers. – 11:55 AM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Ime Udoka has considered the possibility of resigning, sources told @SInow. Internally, coaches and staff members are bracing for the likelihood that Udoka will be suspended for one year for having a relationship with a female staffer. – 11:46 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Celtics expected to suspend coach Ime Udoka for the season, to name Joe Mazzulla interim coach sportando.basketball/en/celtics-exp…11:01 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka is likely facing a season-long suspension per @Adrian Wojnarowski from the Celtics masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…10:37 AM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Ime Udoka absolutely deserves a year suspension. He’s lucky he isn’t being fired – 10:26 AM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Here’s Ime Udoka praising Joe Mazzulla back in June … pic.twitter.com/LxmeOGozoB10:08 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
The latest on Ime Udoka, Joe Mazzulla, and a Celtics organization in crisis. theathletic.com/3617945/2022/0…10:08 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
From earlier this morning: Hearing Joe Mazzulla is leading candidate to be Celtics interim head coach during Ime Udoka’s expected suspension masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…10:07 AM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
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. – 10:02 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: A look at potential candidates for Celtics interim head coach with the possibility of a lengthy Ime Udoka suspension looming masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…9:23 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
My brain isn’t working right (COVID brain fog is very real!), so I’m not sure how to process all this Ime Udoka and Celtics stuff. I do know that it’s all disappointing and confusing.
I guess I’m just going to go back to bed and figure it out when more stuff settles. – 9:11 AM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Celtics Coach Ime Udoka Could Be Suspended For 2022-23 Season After Improper Relationship With Staff Member
forbes.com/sites/adamzago…9:07 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Per @Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics have discussed scenarios that include giving Ime Udoka a suspension for the full 2022-23 season. masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…2:18 AM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Celtics coach Ime Udoka had an improper intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. It’s been deemed a violation of franchise’s code of conduct. – 12:50 AM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime Udoka facing suspension for violation of team rules
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/09/21/ime…12:13 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: The latest on the timing of Ime Udoka’s looming suspension and who could take over for him in an interim role during his time away from the team masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…12:05 AM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on Celtics coach Ime Udoka facing disciplinary action expected to include a significant suspension for a violation of organizational guidelines: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…12:02 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
FWIW, Ime Udoka had been scheduled to meet with the media on Monday with training camp starting on Tuesday. – 11:21 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
The Locked On NBA hosts group chat is making a top 10 list of things Ime Udoka must have done and I am dying – 11:01 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’m not jumping to any conclusions when it comes to Ime Udoka. I’m just struggling to think of any offense serious enough to warrant a significant suspension that doesn’t also warrant a firing. Like, I really just don’t know what this could be. Very anxious to learn more. – 10:57 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka is facing a potential suspension by the Celtics to start the season for violation of team rules masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…10:53 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Ime Udoka to face possible suspension? The latest via @TheCelticsWire
celticswire.usatoday.com/2022/09/21/woj…10:46 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing a likely suspension for a violation of team rules, a league source confirms. @Adrian Wojnarowski first to report the news. – 10:42 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’m at a total loss over this Ime Udoka thing. I have no idea what a coach could do in the offseason that would violate team policy to such a degree as to warrant a significant suspension. – 10:39 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing possible disciplinary action – including a significant suspension – for an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines. Discussions are ongoing within the Celtics on a final determination. pic.twitter.com/1QZb0k326F10:35 PM

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This week, Timberwolves legend Kevin Garnett and his former Boston Celtics teammate Paul Pierce sat down and discussed how good Minnesota could be in 2022-23. In The Truth’s eyes, he sees them being a top-four team in the Western Conference: “I think it’s gonna short them up in the playoffs. They ain’t gonna be a seven eight seed, I think they can be a top-four seed now. That kid Edwards gonna be better, D’Angelo Russell has to stay, he can knock down shots. He’s just gotta figure it out, I don’t need him to be no All-Star, He’s just gotta knock down shots and be solid. Rudy Gobert going to sure up the Timberwolves’ defense now. They couldn’t defend. They had a hard time just defending Memphis. They kept getting walked down,” said Pierce. -via Clutch Points / September 21, 2022
Paul Pierce: Thanku for being a trailblazer , pioneer Thanku for setting the bar , for ur kind words of wisdom, Thanku for that great laugh u had . I can go on all day about what u meant to me . Today is a sad day for the NBA family u will be forever missed #6 -via Twitter @paulpierce34 / July 31, 2022

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