The Boston Celtics are likely to suspend head coach Ime Udoka for all of the 2022-23 season for a violation of the organization's guidelines, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. An official announcement could be made as soon as Thursday, and Udoka's probable replacement has reportedly emerged.

Assistant coach Joe Mazzulla will probably be the Celtics head coach next season, Wojnarowski reports. Mazzulla has been with Boston as an assistant since 2019.

Mazzulla, 34, was the head coach of the Fairmont State basketball team from 2017-2019. He was an assistant coach for the Maine Red Claws (now the Maine Celtics) in the G-League from 2016-2017.

Will Hardy was Udoka's top assistant with the Celtics last season. Hardy was hired as the Utah Jazz head coach in the offseason.

Udoka became Boston's head coach last year after spending 15 years as an NBA assistant coach. The 45-year-old old led the Celtics to Game 6 of the NBA Finals in his first year on Boston's bench. The Celtics are considered top contenders in 2022-23.

Udoka reportedly violated the franchise's code of conduct by having an intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the Celtics' staff.

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Head Coach Ime Udoka of the Boston Celtics reacts against the Miami Heat during the second quarter in Game One of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals at FTX Arena on May 17, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images