Ime Udoka breaks his silence after it was revealed that he will be suspended for the entire 2022-2023 NBA season for having an affair with a female staffer.
The statement was shared on social media via ESPN’s Malika Andrews’ Twitter account and said, “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down.”
He went on to say, “I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.”
NEW: Statement from Celtics coach Ime Udoka pic.twitter.com/MFutFx7c3l
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) September 23, 2022
We reported that Udoka sent social media into an uproar not only for his suspension as the coach of the Boston Celtics but also because he cheated on his long-time fiancé, actress Nia Long. Here are some of the tweets below.
Nia Long has an 100% approval rating with Black America and Ime Udoka is about to understand that.
— Van “Midnight Man” Lathan Jr (@VanLathan) September 22, 2022
How the breakup argument is going between Ime Udoka & Nia Long right now… pic.twitter.com/MrQngP5xXj
— Orlando Valentino (@OVeezyy) September 22, 2022
Everyone consoling Nia Long after the Ime Udoka news pic.twitter.com/l0cWK1zbHa
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) September 22, 2022
Ime Udoka fumbled Nia Long and the NBA Finals.
I’ve never seen an L worse than this one.
— Austin Konenski (@Austin_Konenski) September 22, 2022
Sad part is Nia Long don’t even be in no mess and now this man got her name everywhere while she just trying to film the last Best Man in peace.
— The Neighborhood Publicist (@nhoodpublicist) September 22, 2022
Nia Long has not commented on this situation at the moment.