Andrew Bogut has put his playing future on hold amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bogut tweeted on Monday that he would not re-sign with the Sydney Kings, or join any other team, when NBL free agency begins on July 1.
He stressed that his announcement was not a retirement notice.
“I have decided not to sign with the Sydney Kings, or any professional sporting team for that matter, for the time being,” Bogut wrote.
“This by no means is a retirement note, but simply saying any concrete decisions are too hard to be made at this point in time.
“The reason I have decided to do this now is to give the Sydney Kings enough notice to act accordingly with free agency being around the corner.”
The 35-year-old said he was enjoying extra time with family during lockdown and that he wouldn’t be thinking about anything else for now.
Bogut didn’t rule out a return to the Kings or another NBL team down the track, but Sydney won’t be able to bank on his return and will have to pursue a replacement starting centre as a result.