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Ime Udoka reportedly made ‘unwanted comments’ to female Celtics staffer after alleged affair

Udoka has been suspended by the Celtics for the entire 2022-23 season.

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Ime Udoka during the 2021-2022 season. Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Red Sox lost to the Yankees 5-4 on Thursday. The two teams will play again in New York at 7:05 p.m.

Tomorrow, Boston College football travels to Florida State at 8 p.m.

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Additional reporting on Ime Udoka: As details emerged regarding the Celtics’ decision to suspend coach Ime Udoka for the entirety of the 2022-23 season due to what was officially called “violations of team policies,” questions lingered regarding the timing and severity of the punishment.

Later on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic offered some new details on Udoka’s reported relationship with a female member of the Celtics’ staff.

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“Some members of the Celtics organization first became aware of the relationship in July, sources said,” Charania wrote. “At that time, team leadership was led to believe by both parties that the relationship was consensual. But sources said that the woman recently accused Udoka of making unwanted comments toward her — leading the team to launch a set of internal interviews.”

Previously, the reports of Udoka’s relationship with the staff member indicated that it was consensual.

“The team’s decision and announcement came after a closed-door meeting Thursday that involved team owners and president Brad Stevens and lasted several hours, sources said,” per Charania. “Earlier Thursday, Stevens and members of the Celtics front office met with players at the team facility.”

Udoka said in a statement after the suspension was announced that he accepted the team’s decision.

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