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Ime Udoka suspension update: Celtics coach reportedly used 'crude language' following findings in investigation
The situation surrounding Celtics head coach Ime Udoka continues to get worse. Last week, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Udoka was facing a "significant suspension" for an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines. The Athletic's Shams Charania followed up that report, revealing that Udoka had an "improper consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff."
It's only preseason, but James Wiseman sure looked good in Golden State's win over Washington on Friday. In the first of two matchups between the Warriors and Wizards as part of this year's NBA Japan Games, Wiseman played 23 minutes off the bench and was the game's leading scorer with 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting. He also grabbed nine rebounds, tying him with the Wizards' Rui Hachimura for game-high honors.
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The Warriors will look slightly different after winning their fourth championship in eight seasons. While Golden State's core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins remains the same, the franchise underwent a few changes this summer. The Warriors were able to re-sign starting center Kevon Looney in...
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No. 7 Kentucky and Mark Stoops were agonizingly close to a statement win on the road vs. No. 14 Ole Miss on Saturday. But a combination of special teams miscues, poor clock management and a controversial non-call on a potential targeting resulted in a Rebels victory. And so, Lane Kiffin and Co. escaped Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with a 22-19 victory over the Wildcats to advance to 5-0 on the season.
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To locate where Dane Fife now is coaching basketball requires a bit more exploration, and explanation, than might have been expected. Here at Brownsburg High outside of Indianapolis, one must travel past the main gymnasium, and then an auxiliary, and all the way to a third court where Fife is assisting the Indy Heat 16-under squad as it prepares for a tournament that will decide whether they qualify to enter Nike’s prestigious EYBL at the Peach Jam event. It's a long way from the Big Ten.
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"It's a business decision." That's the phrase you hear when a receiver steps out of bounds or a defensive back dodges a hit from an offensive lineman on the field. The same phrase fits when a player de-commits from one school or transfers to another. "It's a business decision" is about what is best for the future of the student-athlete. For the most part, it's a defensible position.