The new Celtics coach tested positive a week and a half prior to Media Day and had to talk to reporters via Zoom Monday, as it was his final day of isolation due to Udoka being asymptomatic.
#Celtics announce new Head Coach Ime Udoka has a breakthrough case of Covid-19. He is in his 10th day of isolation and will not be at media day. Udoka is expected to be at the opening of training camp Tuesday.— Abby Chin (@tvabby) September 27, 2021
"It was great. It was fun. I enjoy our group," Udoka said during his presser Tuesday. "It's fun to implement your stuff and get the group together for the first time."
"He's a natural playmaker," said Udoka of the veteran. "He understands the personnel on this team. It's something he's going to embrace. It's a huge opportunity for him to grow his game."
"Be disruptive overall," said Udoka Wednesday. "Using our size, being proactive rather than reactive and blowing up certain actions. Last year, we were middle of the pack defensively, there are some things we want to clean up like communication and being aggressive."
"Huge part is luck, there's some things that happened that you cant control," said Udoka. "He's come back in great shape, taking care of his body and those are things we continue to work on. We're on him about lifting the weights, getting his treatment, taking care of himself."
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