Spurs CEO Denies Alleged Timeline of Events in Josh Primo Case

Spurs CEO RC Buford released a statement saying that the timeline events in a lawsuit against former San Antonio guard Josh Primo are not accurate.RC Buford

Primo, who has been accused of exposing himself nine times to a sports psychologist, was waived by the Spurs last week. On Thursday, the woman’s attorney, Tony Buzbee, claimed the Spurs were made of the incident in January.

We disagree with the accuracy of facts, details and timeline presented today,” Buford said in a statement. “While we would like to share more information, we will allow the legal process to play out.

“Our organization remains committed to upholding the highest standards and will continue to live by our values and culture.”

In the lawsuit, Buzbee said that Primo exposed himself to Dr. Hillary Cauthen in December 2021, with Cauthen reporting it to Spurs management a month later. 

“Primo repeatedly exposed his genitals (nine times in total) to Dr. Cauthen during individual private sessions, despite her numerous complains about Primo’s improper sexual conduct to the organization’s leadership,” the suit claims.

The Spurs exercised the 2023-24 contract option on Primo in October.

The suit goes on to claim that the organization “ignored her repeated reports of indecent exposure on the part of Primo,” costing her what the suit called “her dream job.”

“I know that you all are surprised by today’s announcement,” Primo said in a statement on the day he was waived, via ESPN. “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.”

Primo was selected by the Spurs with the No. 12 overall pick out of Alabama in the 2021 NBA Draft. He appeared in 50 games as a rookie, averaging 5.8 points on 37 percent shooting, also spending some time with the Austin Spurs of the G League.

He played the first four games of this season and averaged 7.0 points. As relayed by Shams Charania of The Athletic, he is owed owed $8.4 million over the next two years.

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