According to the findings of an independent law firm, Ime Udoka used crude language in his dialogue with a female subordinate prior to the start of an improper workplace relationship, which was an element that factored into his one-year suspension. 

The verbiage was especially concerning coming from a workplace superior, according to the findings. 

This reportedly contributes to a difficult pathway back to his reinstatement as head coach of the Boston Celtics in 2023.

The power dynamic associated with a superior's improper relationship with a staff member was the primary finding and policy violation cited in the law firm's report, which was commissioned by the Celtics and completed early last week.