There was a lot of evidence against the young player after the official announcement. The young Spurs star is in for a difficult period.
Previously, the Spurs fired Josh Primo after he had repeated nonconsensual contact with women
The Spurs announced Primo’s release at 6:23 p.m. on October 28, shortly before their home game against the Chicago Bulls. Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO RC Buford made the only statement made by anyone in the organization that night:
“It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua.”
Gregg Popovich, head coach, responded when asked about the situation: “Have you all gotten the statement we’ve made? That’s all I choose to say about that right now. We are just going to stick with what we told you all.”
Primo issued the following statement after being let go by the Spurs on Friday.
“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 a similar way. I appreciate privacy at this time.”
A former Spurs employee has accused Joshua Primo of exposing himself to her, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. According to Charania, Tony Buzbee, who represented women in the lawsuit against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, has been hired to represent her.
Josh Primo was being hailed by PATFO as a franchise player. He was the face of the new “SELF” marketing partnership. He’s on billboards in SA. 2 weeks ago his 3rd year option was exercised. Something extremely abhorrent must have happened behind the scenes and RECENTLY.
— Nic (@NicYarbro) October 28, 2022
More information will undoubtedly emerge over time. It’s entirely possible that legal action will be taken, and if a case goes to trial, evidence will be presented along with statements that will fill in the gaps as to what exactly happened.
Since September 2021, the Spurs have provided mental health assistance in the form of dedicated staff members, so team resources were available to him throughout Josh Primo time in San Antonio.
San Antonio won’t have to make many adjustments in terms of basketball (the least important aspect of this entire situation, I might add). Primo’s spot was quickly filled by this year’s 25th overall pick, Blake Wesley, a lanky combo guard from Notre Dame. The team went on to defeat Chicago 129-124 in front of a dejected home crowd that entered the arena.
Primo was a late-round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Coming out of Alabama, he played in a limited role, but his stock quickly rose during the NBA Draft Combine and subsequent workouts. San Antonio made him a focal point of their marketing campaigns and invested heavily in his development. His contract was extended for a third year just before the season began.