Richard Jefferson strongly suggests Ime Udoka’s relationship with Celtics staff member was anything but consensual

Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson commented in a series of tweets on the likely suspension of Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka for a relationship with a female team staffer.

Ask yourself if it’s consensual then why the suspension and the length!!! 🤔

— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) September 22, 2022

So once you understand it’s 100% consensual from both parties… WHY IS THERE SUCH A LONG SUSPENSION? I repeat … 100% consensual!

— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) September 22, 2022

Jefferson’s confusion on the suspension is because the expected length will be a full year when the final decision is made. According to the previous information offered, Udoka’s relationship with the staffer was consensual.

However, Udoka apparently violated the Celtics’ code of conduct with the relationship.

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.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 22, 2022

The news comes less than a week before the Celtics open their training camp for the 2022-23 season. Prior to this news, the team was seeking to get back to the finals, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors three months ago.

Udoka took over the head coaching reins of the Celtics only a year ago after Brad Stevens moved from those duties to become president of basketball operations.

The deep playoff run…

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