It looks like the Brooklyn Nets are set to hire former Celtics’ coach Ime Udoka.
The Nets just recently parted ways with former head coach Steve Nash due to the team’s poor start to the season and drama with player Kyrie Irving. On the other hand, the Celtics’ suspended Udoka following a reported affair he was having with one of his female staff members.
Back in October- Stephen A Smith gave his theory on why he believed Udoka was suspended and not fired.
“I believe part of the reason he was suspended, not fired, is because the Boston Celtics did not want him to end up in Brooklyn,” Smith said. “I believe that Ime Udoka, had he gotten fired, with all the stuff that happened — remember, the operative words were ‘consensual relationship, violation of organization policy!’ So because it’s that, it’s about your behavior, which we don’t endorse, as opposed to a crime..”
“And because there was nothing that was put out there that said it was a crime, I believe that if Ime Udoka had been fired by the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets would’ve fired Steve Nash and brought that brother back and he would be the coach for the Brooklyn Nets right now. That’s how emphatic I am about this.”
Both ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania say that Nets plan to hire Udoka to replace Nash. We’ll keep you updated.