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Celtics president Brad Stevens rips Twitter for misidentifying Ime Udoka’s lover


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Brad Stevens, president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, called out Twitter users for misidentifying Ime Udoka‘s workplace fling.

The Celtics announced Udoka’s year-long suspension on Thursday after an emergency closed-door meeting that lasted several hours.
 
RELATED: Ime Udoka Suspended, Accused of Making ‘Unwanted Comments’ Toward Female Staffer
 
The Celtics launched an investigation in July after the woman complained that he made “unwanted comments” toward her and he was harassing her.

Speculation ran rampant as amateur sleuths on Twitter scoured the Celtics’ website and LinkedIn pages in search of the unidentified female staffer.

After photos of Allison Feaster, VP of Player Development, went viral on Thursday, ESPN writer Marc J. Spears shut down the speculation in a tweet.

Finally, Celtics president Brad Stevens had enough. He called the speculation “rampant bullish-t”

“We have a lot of talented women in our organization and I thought yesterday was really hard on them,” he said in a press conference on Friday. “Nobody can control Twitter speculation and rampant bulls–t. But, I do think that we as an organization have a responsibility to make sure we’re there to support them now, because a lot of people were dragged unfairly into that.”

He added that he thought it was important to address the rampant and incorrect speculation on Twitter.

Stevens was head coach of the Celtics before being promoted to president of basketball operations.

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