Scott Morrison will make an early exit from his three-year contract with Perth Wildcats, just days after Troy Georgiu departed as the team's chief executive.
In a statement, Morrison cited a desire to put his children's wellbeing above basketball as reason for leaving.
“My family and the team have taken great strides to exhaust all options to allow us to comfortably return to Perth, but my wife Susanne and I have made the difficult decision that we feel will most benefit our children," he said.
“Most importantly, thank you to our players and basketball staff for their effort, acceptance and friendship during our time in Australia," he said.
Mr Georgiu resigned as chief executive on Tuesday after five years in the top job.
That came after the Wildcats narrowly missed finals in the 2021-22 season, a bitterly disappointing result for a club that had played every finals series since 1987.
SEG acquired the team from the late Jack Bendat in August for $8.5 million.