The Boston Celtics are finalizing a deal to hire Ime Udoka as their next head coach according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Boston Celtics are finalizing an agreement to hire Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka as the franchise's new coach, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2021
Udoka is a former Nets’ assistant who many of the players on the Celtics are familiar with from his time with Team USA. He will take over for Brad Stevens, who was the former coach and now executive for the Celtics.
As a player, Udoka was an undrafted free agent in the 2000 NBA Draft. He spent time overseas and with the Knicks, Trail Blazers, Spurs and Kings.
Following his playing career, Udoka has been an assistant coach. He has spent time with the Spurs, the 76ers and the Nets as a coach in his career.
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