By Kate Mcgreavy For Dailymail.Com
NBA team Detroit Pistons have reportedly put assistant general manager Rob Murphy on leave after opening a probe into an allegation of workplace misconduct.
The 50-year-old has been in his post following promotion in June and the claim involves a female former employee, report ESPN.
The report adds that Murphy, who worked for a decade as head coach of Eastern Michigan, has been placed on leave amid the investigation.
Pistons declined to comment on the report when approached by Dailymail.com.
Detroit-born Murphy has reportedly been away from the team on leave for around a week after management acted following an allegation and launched an investigation.
Prior to his current role, he joined as Pistons’ G League president and general manager in spring 2021.
NBA team Detroit Pistons have reportedly put assistant general manager Rob Murphy on leave after opening a probe into an allegation of workplace misconduct (above)
Detroit Pistons opened their NBA season with 113-109 victory over Orlando Magic Wednesday
His spell at Eastern Michigan was part of his 20 years as a college coach. He spent four years at school Crockett Tech and worked as an assistant at Kent State and Syracuse between 2002 and 2004.
Pistons opened their NBA season with 113-109 victory over Orlando Magic Wednesday
The latest investigation in the NBA comes after Boston Celtics suspended coach Ime Udoka for all of the upcoming season over ‘multiple’ unspecified violations of team rules.
Reports say the 45-year-old had an improper, but consensual relationship with a female member of the team’s staff.
Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is suspended for the entirety of the 2022-23 season
In the team statement naming assistant Joe Mazzulla as interim coach last month, Boston said Udoka’s future would be determined ‘at a later date.’
The second-year coach, who led the C’s to the NBA Finals in his debut season, is alleged to have had a consensual affair with a female staff member within the Celtics organization.
President of basketball operations Brad Stevens said the Celtics have a duty to look after women in their organization following the saga, amid a wave of ‘rampant bulls***’ on social media.
Udoka apologized to the players, fans and team for ‘putting the side in a difficult situation’ in a statement.
‘I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,’ Udoka’s statement read.
‘I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.’
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