Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics set to ‘put our best foot forward’ under interim coach Joe Mazzulla

4:19 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CANTON, Mass. – In the wake of the suspension of Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season for violations of team rules, interim coach Joe Mazzulla said Monday that his goal is to simply continue building upon what allowed the Celtics to reach the NBA Finals … Read more

Celtics reporter details anger staffers faced in Ime Udoka scandal

The fallout from the Ime Udoka scandal continues for the Boston Celtics. Amanda Pflugrad, who covers the Celtics for NBC Sports Boston, excoriated the organization after women employees were the subject of speculation on social media after it was revealed that Udoka had an affair with a female staffer, telling the team that “you need … Read more

The Ime Udoka NBA ‘Cheating’ Scandal Has Exposed the Shallowness of Sports Media

T.he only thing we know for sure is that Celtics coach Ime Udoka has received a one-year suspension from the organization for reasons relating to a sexual relationship he had with another Celtics employee. We now know he got busted when the employee’s husband overheard a private conversation on a Ring camera, and we might … Read more

Nia Long breaks her silence on her Boston Celtics coach fiance’s affair with an aide

‘Blindsided’ Nia Long breaks her silence after learning her Boston Celtics coach fiancé cheated on her with an aide Nia Long’s fiance Ime Udoka, a former NBA star turned coach, has been suspended from the Boston Celtics He was suspended over an inappropriate relationship with a staffer with whom he had a consensual affair Long, … Read more

Where things stand on Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell trade talks with a month until camp: Shams Inside Pass

It’s been two weeks since Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request to Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai in a face-to-face meeting and informed Tsai that he needs to choose between his 12-time All-Star player or head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks. It added a new dynamic to the biggest storyline of the … Read more

LeBron James, Jayson Tatum dazzle crowd before Seattle pro-am gets cut short

SEATTLE – A historic day at the CrawsOver Pro-Am featuring more NBA talent than has been on a court in Seattle since the league’s last preseason visit ended early due to court conditions, but not before what organizer Jamal Crawford called an “unbelievable, one of one “experience. Although several of the league’s biggest stars have … Read more

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell deserves our reverence, understanding and respect

We live in a debate culture, inherently reductive to this or that, to who was best, most, least, greatest. Television, social media or online, ours is a culture of decibels, where people do not often learn as an element of their entertainment. Ears aren’t for listening. They are for glasses. Within this fighting culture, where … Read more

Boston Celtics great Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion, dies at 88

Bill Russell, the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics’ dynasty that won eight straight titles and 11 overall during his career, died Sunday. The Hall of Famer was 88. Russell died “peacefully” with his wife, Jeannine, at his side, a statement posted on social media read. Arrangements for his memorial service will be announced soon, according … Read more