Boston Celtics suspend head coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka will be suspended for the 2022-23 NBA season

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka will be suspended for the 2022-23 NBA season
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I’ll admit, when I saw it last night for the first time Ime was suspended by Udoka Boston Celtics for the entire upcoming season, my eyes widened. For a relationship that seemed so harsh that every reporter seemed to stress that there was consensual. But then again I have very little experience in the corporate world and lawyers do whatever it takes to protect billion-dollar organizations.

But the more you think about it, the more surprising it is that every other is done unfairly by a previous organization or league. There are power dynamics at work with nearly all interoffice dalliances, and complications can turn out to be uncomfortable or even harmful during the course of the relationship or as a result. We still don’t know the details of what Udoka did or didn’t do, and we may never find out. But suffice it for the Celtics to say it was unfair. Some of Vince McMahon’s Relationships Were Consensual, and We Know He Was Qualified forced into retirement Quiet money to pay women. These are just some of the problems people can run away from.

is to indicate the natural urge Deshaun Watson either Robert Sarver And loudly announce “Look what they did and they really hurt people!”, assuming Udoka didn’t hurt anyone, which we don’t know. But just because the Browns, or the NFL, or the NBA didn’t get something right, doesn’t mean the Celtics are ready to follow the same path. This is what is needed for real change.

Such a suspension – and the removal of Udoka from the job altogether – is noted. Maybe the next time a coach or GM or powerful person in an organization starts having wild ideas, they’ll know that there may actually be real results right around the corner. Any team that doesn’t have a policy like this would certainly have to answer a lot of uncomfortable questions if they had to deal with a similar situation and not react harshly. Again, teams and leagues have no problem answering an uncomfortable question or two in a press conference if they think it will be over quickly. If they could get a healing sports press to ask. But then again, a marker has to be put down somewhere.

Perhaps a revamp is in order. Men in powerful positions around the world have served with impunity… well, the beginning of time. Maybe it should be just as hard on them to get things back in balance. What matters is not to complain.

There is the unseemly side effect of all the women in the Celtics organization being eyed by a salacious press looking for someone to blame, essentially, women who didn’t do anything other than just work for the Celtics. That’s on the media, which should know better, though. None of these steps are clean or easy, but this is the kind of thing that eventually helps women everywhere in the sports workplace just be seen as parts of the sports workplace. That’s worth working toward, no matter how muddy that trail can get.

It only seems out of line for sports because sports haven’t lived up to the responsibility they need to carry. That’s where the surprise comes from, the bar is set so low. It may seem an overreaction to some, but that’s only because we’ve been underwhelmed for so long.

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