Ben Simmons will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics. for Australia
Brian Goorjian said in a statement that he and Team Australia "understand and support his decision."
"The best thing for everybody right now is for him to go on and develop that skill package and improve in a couple of areas for his next season in the NBA, but the Boomers are always here for him. We wanted him to know that in his time of need, the culture and the guys here are behind him and support him," Goorjian said.
Simmons heads into an uncertain offseason following the Philadelphia 76ers' second round exit.