By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
Published: 04:39 BST, 25 May 2020 | Updated: 05:10 BST, 25 May 2020
Australian basketball champion Andrew Bogut has shocked fans by calling a time-out on his playing future.
The 35-year-old took to Twitter on Monday to announce he'd opted against signing a new deal with current NBL club Sydney Kings, citing uncertainty in sport amid the coronavirus crisis.
However, the seven-foot tall giant stressed he hasn't retired and says he won't be rushed into a decision on his future.
'I have decided not to sign with the Sydney Kings, or any professional sporting team for that matter for the time being,' Bogut said in a statement.
Basketball superstar Andrew Bogut (pictured in NBL action in 2018) has decided against a new deal with Sydney Kings during uncertain times
'With everything going on in the world the future does not look too clear, most notably in regards to sporting leagues worldwide.
'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