Celtics’ Marcus Smart reacts to Ime Udoka’s possible move to the Nets: ‘It makes no sense’

Ime Udoka is expected to soon become the next Brooklyn Nets head coach, despite receiving a season-long suspension from the Boston Celtics.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart reacted to the reports in an interview with Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe.

“We have no control over that. It definitely sucks. I guess it was deemed that whatever happened was enough for him not to be the coach here, but I guess not enough for him [not] to be a coach anywhere else, obviously.”

Smart was surprised and frustrated over the news, saying that he wanted Udoka to come back to the team that he led to the Finals last season.

“[Ime’s] name got slandered & slaughtered and it was ‘He’ll probably never coach again.’ And a couple months later he’s possibly going to be the coach of one of our biggest rivals. It’s tough. It makes no sense.”

Despite Sean Marks’ refusal that the team has selected a new leader for Steve Nash’s vacancy, ESPN reports that the Udoka hiring is expected to take place this week.


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