Andrew Bogut retires. The Australian veteran center, who turned 36 on Saturday and was NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors in 2015, announced on Tuesday he was retiring after a fifteen-year career at the top.
The Australian was selected in first position in the Draft in 2005 by the Milwaukee Bucks in front of players like Deron Williams, Chris Paul and… Axel Hervelle ! “It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but I think it’s the right one. I am leaving the professional world of basketball with immediate effect“, explained Bogut.
“The last two years have been tough for me: some mornings, just having to get out of bed, going to training or a game alone.” he added. His goal was to retire after the Olympics, but due to the pandemic, the Olympics were postponed to 2021. “It’s physically and mentally impossible for me to go until 2021 given the state of my body.“
Last season, Bogut played with Jae’Sean Tate in Australia. Before that, Bogut spent seven seasons with the Milwaukee. He also played for the Golden State Warriors, the Dallas Mavericks, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. With his national team, he participated in three Olympics and two Worlds Cups.