The Boston Celtics are hosting the club's annual media day less than a week removed from the official suspension of head coach Ime Udoka. News of the story only broke in recent days as Boston wrapped up an internal investigation. Even within the organization, few were aware of the situation.
"I guess I feel like everybody else." Tatum said. "It's a lot to process. Unexpected. Especially coming into this season, you feel a certain way coming off last year and that you're excited. Just a lot, if I'm being honest."
Later during his media day interview session, Tatum was asked about how he learned about Udoka's suspension. His answer was jarring.
"**** on Twitter, like everybody else."
Last week team governor Wyc Grousbeck and president of basketball operations Brad Stevens revealed the team brought in outside legal counsel as soon as they became aware of "unwanted comments" from Udoka to a female staffer. Since then, discretion has been a high priority for Boston, perhaps to the detriment of the players themselves.
You can see Tatum's full comments below.
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