Attorney Tony Buzbee will discuss allegations made against former San Antonio Spurs guard Josh Primo at a press conference on Thursday in Houston.
The Buzbee Law Firm represents Dr. Hillary Cauthen, a former consulting psychologist for the NBA team.
The Spurs waived Primo on Friday night in a transaction that stunned the NBA. Primo had joined San Antonio from Alabama as the 12th selection in the 2021 NBA Draft, and the Spurs had exercised their $4.3 million option for the third season of his rookie contract only 18 days before releasing him.
On Saturday, ESPN reported San Antonio released Primo after multiple allegations that he had exposed himself to women.
Cauthen is one of the women who have made the allegations. On Monday, Buzbee announced Cauthen would make a statement and answer questions at the press conference on Thursday.
Buzbee and his firm represented multiple women in lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by former Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
As a rookie, Primo averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 50 games while also scoring at a 17-points-per-game clip in 12 games with the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League.
Primo played in San Antonio’s first four games of the 2022-23 season. He averaged 7.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 23.3 minutes per game.
No NBA team claimed Primo off waivers, and he became a free agent on Monday morning.
When San Antonio announced Primo’s release, the team’s statement read: “The Spurs organization, including front-office executives, coaching staff and players, will have no additional comments to share at this time.” Since then, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has declined to comment on Primo or his release at press conferences.
About three hours after being waived on Friday, Primo released a statement that read: “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.”
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.