Given what we know (and what we don’t), why do the Brooklyn Nets want to hire Ime Udoka?

Despite the fact that the Boston Celtics felt the need to suspend Ime Udoka, their head coach just months removed from getting their ball club to within two games of an NBA title for an improper workplace relationship that ended with unwanted, crude comments having allegedly been made by the suspended Celtics coach, the Brooklyn Nets are reportedly strongly considering hiring away Udoka with no objections whatever being made by Boston. What’s really going on here?

Are the Nets so desperate to make their team work that they care even less than they have about the optics of their actions? Could Brooklyn be hoping that the cloud of scandal hanging over Udoka could be easier to deal with than the one created by Kyrie Irving’s ongoing issues with antisemitic media and his refusal to apologize for it?

To get to the bottom of things, the hosts of the CLNS Media “Celtics Lab” podcast linked up with the Nation’s Dave Zirin to talk about what the Udoka hire can tells about the Nets, the Celtics, and issues much bigger than basketball.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear what they had to say.

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