The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly finalizing a deal to hire suspended Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, according Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Following a 2-5 start to the season, the Nets and coach Steve Nash decided to part ways Tuesday afternoon and Brooklyn is looking to bring back Udoka as soon as the next 24-48 hours, per sources.
Suspended Celtics coach Ime Udoka has emerged as the likely next Brooklyn Nets head coach and his hiring could be finalized as soon as the next 24-to-48 hours, sources tell ESPN. Celtics will let him leave for another job.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 1, 2022
Udoka, who is currently serving a one-year suspension for violating team policies, was an assistant under Nash with the Nets during the 2020-21 campaign before becoming the Celtics' head coach and leading them to the NBA Finals this past season -- posting a 51-31 record in his first year at the helm.
According to a league source, the Celtics are unlikely to seek compensation if Ime Udoka finalizes a deal with the Nets.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) November 1, 2022
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