Report: Nets owner Joe Tsai urged to suspend planned rental of Ime Udoka from Celtics

After the brooklyn nets quit former head coach Steve Nashthe team would have turned to the Boston Celtics Make udoka as their main candidate to take over.

However, Nets owner Joe Tsai has reportedly been urged by ‘loud voices’ to end plans to hire Udoka, who is currently suspended for the entire 2022-23 seasonaccording to NBA journalist Marc Stein.

The announced decision to hire Udoka away from Boston attracted lots of reviews and uncertainty among the NBA spectrum as he is still under contract with the Celtics and is also suspended for violating team policies.

But despite being under contract, TNT’s Chris Haynes reported on November 1 that the Celtics would not seek compensation from the Nets if Udoka moved on.

Udoka led the Celtics to an NBA Finals appearance in his first season as head coach after serving as a staff assistant to Steve Nash in Brooklyn during the 2020-21 campaign. Joe Mazzulla took over as interim head coach.

For Brooklyn, Jacque Vaughn is currently the interim head coach as the team got off to a slow 4-6 start. Along with the head coaching dilemma, the Nets face a precarious situation involving guard Kyrie Irving, who has been suspended at least five games without pay after promoting an anti-Semitic film on social media and must to end six action plans before being allowed to return.

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