SAN ANTONIO – Josh Primo has been released from the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced ahead of Friday’s match against the Chicago Bulls.
“It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua,” said Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO RC Buford, in a statement.
According to ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Primo spoke out on his release in a statement, saying he will take his time away from the Spurs to focus on his mental health and heal from trauma.
“I know that you all are surprised by today’s announcement. I’ve been seeking help to deal with previous trauma I suffered and will now take this time to focus on my mental health treatment more fully. I hope to be able to discuss these issues in the future so I can help others who have suffered in similar way. I appreciate privacy at this time.”
Josh Primo statement to ESPN in the aftermath of his release from the Spurs tonight: pic.twitter.com/H1n3k3IIcn— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 29, 2022
Last month, Primo was set to miss the start of the preseason due to a left MCL sprain. However, he was expected to return for the start of the regular season.
As of around 8:30 p.m., the official Spurs’ Fan Shop removed any gear with Primo’s name on it for purchase on its website.
Head Coach Gregg Popovich told the Associated Press that no further information on Primo’s release would be shared for the time being.
“We’re going to stick by what we told you,” Popovich said.
It’s unknown what led to the Spurs’ decision to cut ties with Primo, and no further information has been released at this time.
This is a breaking news story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.