BOSTON — There is at all times a commotion round a press convention, as a room full of individuals busy themselves, ready for the present to start. But at 11:05 a.m. Friday on the Auerbach Center, there was a rush of silence.
Brad Stevens and Wyc Grousbeck had been about to take the rostrum to debate a training change, however in a drastically completely different tone than they did a summer time in the past.
Stevens was jubilant the final time he was sitting up there subsequent to his new coach, presenting Ime Udoka as his successor. Now he was sitting in that very same spot choking again tears, with Udoka, his coach, out of sight and out of the Celtics, for now.
Udoka is suspended for the 2022-23 season for a number of violations of Celtics workforce insurance policies, associated to an intimate relationship with a feminine staffer within the group, in line with The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Grousbeck wouldn’t say what occurred, even within the vaguest phrases. When requested merely if anybody was harmed by Udoka’s habits, the Celtics’ managing accomplice refused to remark.
Uncertainty stays over the scenario and the franchise, but it surely’s not only for the locker room and entrance workplace.
Social media erupted Thursday with baseless accusations levied in opposition to a number of feminine staffers within the Celtics group, as a sea of faceless Twitter customers doxxed and attacked anybody they may discover. It sparked a traumatic day for these caught within the aftermath and everybody else within the franchise, which incorporates way more workers than these within the comparatively small basketball operations division.
“We have a lot of talented women in our organization and I thought yesterday was really hard on them,” Stevens stated as he held again tears.