Nia Long's fiancé Ime Udoka issues apology after alleged affair, confirms Celtic's suspension

Nia Long's fiancé and Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka has issued an apology after allegedly having an affair with a female staffer.

"I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down," he said in a statement to ESPN.

Udoka, who was suspended from his duties as head coach for the 2022-23 season, added, "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."

The Boston Celtics suspended the NBA coach "for violations of team policies," they said in a statement. "A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date."

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