Nets' Joe Tsai faces 'strong voices' urging him to avoid pursuit of suspended Celtics coach Ime Udoka: report

Nov 7, 2022

The Brooklyn Nets’ reported pursuit of suspended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka raised eyebrows once the rumors surfaced the organization was targeting him following Steve Nash’s departure.

On Sunday, a roadblock appeared to have emerged.

"Strong voices" have been urging Nets team owner Joe Tsai to "back off" the pursuit of Udoka as Nash’s successor to lead the team as the organization has already faced "considerable turmoil" this season, veteran NBA journalist Marc Stein reported, citing league sources.

In the midst of the Kyrie Irving scandal, the Nets and Nash decided to part ways. Moments later, ESPN and The Athletic reported that Udoka was in line to get the job. Udoka was an assistant coach under Nash in Brooklyn for the 2020-2021 season.

Source: Fox News