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Sports NBA Twitter roasts ESPN's Jay Williams for wrong tweet about Celtics coach Ime Udoka

06:12  24 june  2021
06:12  24 june  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The former Duke basketball star and current ESPN analyst appeared to react to Udoka ' s hire on Wednesday with praise for the man' s talent and resume. Udoka has been an NBA assistant since 2012, working for the Nets as well as the San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers. Unfortunately for Williams , the tweet was apparently quite real, and the reaction on Twitter was about what you would imagine. Hours later, he confirmed that the Celtics tweet came from his account, but then used a well-known defense by claiming he had been hacked. This content is not available due to your privacy

Ime Udoka has been on the cusp of landing an NBA head coaching job for several seasons. Now it appears he has landed one of the plum jobs this summer. Udoka will be the next coach of the Boston Celtics . The Boston Celtics are finalizing an agreement to hire Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka as the franchise' s new coach , sources tell ESPN . — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2021. Udoka separated himself quickly in Brad Stevens' search process, including significant support from Celtics players who were impressed with Udoka after working under him with Team USA in the

It appeared Jay Williams didn't do his homework before tweeting about the Celtics hiring Ime Udoka.

The ESPN analyst quickly found himself in hot water with a tweet from his verified account that claimed Udoka was "the first head coach of color" for the franchise.

Here is the since-deleted tweet:

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Of course, Udoka is not the first head coach of color for the Celtics. In fact, the Celtics were the first NBA franchise to hire a non-white coach when they named Bill Russell a player-coach on April 16, 1966.

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about Ime Udoka becoming the 18th head coach in Boston Celtics history as the franchise looks to win their 18th NBA championship. В ответ @KeithSmithNBA. pic. twitter .com/3Be3xs9gaf. “As the franchise looks to win their 18th nba championship” yep with Ime Udoka lololololol.

Ime Udoka . American basketball player/ coach . It didn't take long for the Boston Celtics to find their new head coach . According to ESPN ' s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics are hiring Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Ime Udoka as their next skipper. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.

More recently, Doc Rivers led the Celtics to an NBA title during his decade-long run in charge of the franchise (2004-13).

And over its 75-year history, Boston has employed five coaches of color before Udoka: Russell, Rivers, Tom Sanders, K.C. Jones and M.L. Carr.

Williams tweeted Wednesday night that someone else made the post.

The original post naturally made waves on social media, as Twitter users poked fun at him for failing to fact-check his claim.

It has been a difficult month for Williams. In early June, Kevin Durant called him out and said a story the ESPN analyst told about Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo was "a f—ing lie."

Williams responded that he was trying to compliment Durant.

"I was probably wrong for sharing a personal story, but that’s what we do — we share personal stories," Williams said. "It was meant as a compliment. There are levels to this. It was about saying how different KD is. It’s unfortunate that KD felt that way at that moment, but I wish KD nothing but love and all the best success."

AP source: Celtics hire Nets assistant Udoka as new coach .
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have hired Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka to be their new coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The hiring was first reported by ESPN. Udoka, 43, played a total of 316 games over seven seasons with five NBA teams before retiring in 2012 and joining Gregg Popovich's staff in SanThe person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

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