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Celtics coach Ime Udoka reveals his offseason message for Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum had a phenomenal 2021-22 NBA season, even though it ended in disappointment with an NBA Finals defeat to the Golden State Warriors. The 24-year-old forward set career highs by averaging 26.9 points, eight rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. He was selected to the All-Star Game for the third consecutive season and was voted first team All-NBA for the first time.
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Ime Udoka sees bench scoring as area for Celtics improvement

BOSTON -- Ime Udoka liked what he saw from Payton Pritchard and Grant Williams all season long, and he liked what he got out of Derrick White after the trade deadline.Still, when it came time for the Finals, leaning on that trio for scoring against a skilled Warriors team became a bit too much.In the Finals, Pritchard averaged 2.7 points in his 11 minutes per game, Williams averaged 4.2 points in his 17 minutes per game, and White averaged 9.8 points in his 26.5 minutes per game.Clearly, the Celtics could have gotten some better contributions off the bench in that...
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Ime Udoka wants Celtics to target veteran scorer in free agency: ‘Consistent scoring off the bench is key’

The Celtics’ run to the NBA Finals came via many key contributions from the team’s second unit. However, that group faltered against the Warriors when the team needed them most, with the team’s usual bench rotation of Grant Williams, Payton Pritchard and Derrick White shooting a combined 2-of-19 from the field in Games 5 and 6 of the 4-2 series loss.
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Ime Udoka compares losing heartbreaker to Heat in 2013 NBA Finals versus Celtics getting throttled by Warriors

In his first season as a head coach, Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka led his team all the way to the 2022 NBA Finals. As basketball fans know, he and his players fell just short of the championship and ended up losing to the Golden State Warriors in six games. Though the 2021-22 season was his first as a head coach in the league, it was not Udoka’s first experience coaching in the NBA Finals.
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Celtics Coach Ime Udoka Makes Statement After Finals Loss: "Let’s Not Be Satisfied. It’s Not Guaranteed You’re Going To Be Here."

Just days after losing the 2022 NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics are already thinking about next season, and how they can make amends for their failures. So far, nobody knows what the Cs will do to improve this summer, or if they'll return to the Finals again anytime soon. But head coach Ime Udoka certainly has the right mind about it, and he's going to do whatever he can to ensure a different outcome next year.
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Ime Udoka After Boston’s Game 6 Loss: ‘The Future is Bright’

The Boston Celtics may have lost the NBA Finals, but from Coach Ime Udoka on down the line, they collectively believe one thing. “The future is bright,” Udoka said after Game 6. “And we’re just getting started.”. The Boston Celtics proved to be one of the most,...
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Ime Udoka shares message to Celtics following loss in NBA Finals

Pain was the common emotion in the locker room for the Boston Celtics after dropping Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals, coach Ime Udoka said. In his postgame interview with NBC Sports Boston's Abby Chin, Udoka said that after getting this far, to within two wins of a championship, suffering a season-ending loss like the 103-90 decision at TD Garden is going to sting.
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Ime Udoka Thinks The Celtics Need To Be Better About ‘Complaining’ During The NBA Finals

The Boston Celtics have been excellent this postseason off of losses, and they’ll have to rely on that to continue to be the case if they want their pursuit of a championship to stay alive. Boston lost Game 5 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, putting them in a 3-2 series hole as the series shifts back to Massachusetts on Thursday night.
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Ime Udoka calls out Celtics over 1 bad habit

Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka thinks the Boston Celtics are falling into something of a trap at times during the NBA Finals. Udoka said Celtics players need to do a better job of ignoring the officials and not getting caught up in controversial calls after Game 5. The Boston coach suggested that the players need to “block out” questionable calls, as they became too much of a distraction at times.
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Here's what Celtics coach Ime Udoka said after NBA Finals loss

BOSTON — Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka said the team was emotional following Thursday night's Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors. "You know, it's going to hurt and it'll hurt for a while," Udoka said. "That stuff never goes away. I've lost one before. And so, that was part of the message, that it propel us forward."
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Ime Udoka: Boston Celtics coach 'always excelled' with Nigeria

In his first season as a head coach in the NBA, Ime Udoka is tantalisingly close to delivering a piece of history. The 44-year-old Nigerian-American is looking to lead the Boston Celtics to their 18th championship and edge back ahead of the LA Lakers in the all-time list of winners.
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Ime Udoka calls out Celtics for complaining to refs too much

Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka thinks the Boston Celtics are falling into something of a trap at times during the NBA Finals. Udoka said Celtics players need to do a better job of ignoring the officials and not getting caught up in controversial calls after Game 5. The Boston coach suggested that the players need to “block out” questionable calls, as they became too much of a distraction at times.
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