Retired WNBA player Allison Feaster has cleared her name from allegations of an infidelity scandal involving Celtics coach Ime Udoka.
Feaster played for the Los Angeles Sparks, Charlotte Sting and Indiana Fever from 1998 to 2008.
Who is Allison Fester?
Allison Feaster made basketball history, first becoming a household name on Harvard Court in the 1997-1998 season when she averaged 28.5 points per game.
The following season she joined the WNBA where she stayed for ten seasons and also traveled to Portugal, France and Spain to play basketball.
Feaster, who is now the vice president of player development and organizational growth for the Boston Celtics, told The Undefeated, “I didn’t get them on my own,” Andscape reported.
“My mother had to work so hard. She worked hard and alone. And there are so many people along the way who have invested in me. … so it’s not me. It’s not me and I never think it’s me doing it.
“I am a product of those I care about and I am an advocate of those who come after me.”
Feaster has been the vice president of the Celtics since 2019 when she received a call from Celtics president of basketball Danny Ainge.
She was interviewing another team when she got the call and told NBC Sports it was a no-brainer to accept the Celtics’ offer.
“It would have been a great opportunity to join an organization as rich in history as the Celtics. and not just because of the rich history, but because of the people,” Fester said.
“But leadership in Danny, Mike, Brad, Rich. I was just very impressed. They were very helpful in my early journey.”
Kemba Walker told the outlet he and his teammates had so much respect for Feaster and what she brings to the team and made it easy for players to switch.
“We all have so much respect for Allison,” Walker said, adding, “It means a lot.
“Having an African American woman in this position is a big time. There’s hope for young black girls in this business, in this league, time. It is difficult to get this position.”
He continued, “But she’s super smart, she’s been acting, went to Harvard, has so many connections… She carries herself super well. It’s a blessing to have her around.”
What rumors have been spread about Allison Feaster?
Fake news spread on social media as rumors surfaced about Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, who was reportedly in a relationship with a female employee.
When internet sleuths began sifting through the Celtics personnel log, they set out to feaster, with many taking to Twitter to accuse her of having an unfounded affair with Udoka.
Udoka’s alleged affair with an employee violates the company’s code of conduct and is grounds for suspension or termination.
Marc Spears, the senior NBA writer for ESPN and Andscape, denied the allegations against Feaster.
“For those speculating and curious about the Celtics’ situation, Vice President of Player Development and Organizational Growth Allison Feaster is not involved,” Spears wrote on Twitter.
The identity of the woman Udoka reportedly has relationships with has not been confirmed.
Has Ime Udoka been suspended?
Following the allegations, the Boston Celtics announced that Udoka was suspended pending further investigation.
In a statement, the Celtics said: “…The team has suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violating team policy.
“A decision on his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension will take effect immediately.”
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said the Celtics have moved assistant coach Joe Mazzulla to the position of interim head coach.
Reacting to the events in a statement, Udoka said: “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down.
“I’m sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will not comment further.”
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