Andrew Bogut is hanging up his sneakers

from nbl.com.au:

Andrew Bogut has announced his retirement from professional basketball, effective immediately.

The former Sydney Kings superstar revealed the news on his Rogue Bogues podcast, citing numerous injury issues as the main reason for his retirement.

“The decision hasn’t been an easy one, but I think it is the right decision. The decision that I made and where I will be signing for next season is absolutely nowhere. I will be retiring from professional basketball, effective immediately,” Bogut said.

Andrew Bogut has announced his retirement from professional basketball, effective immediately.

The former Sydney Kings superstar revealed the news on his Rogue Bogues podcast, citing numerous injury issues as the main reason for his retirement.

“The decision hasn’t been an easy one, but I think it is the right decision. The decision that I made and where I will be signing for next season is absolutely nowhere. I will be retiring from professional basketball, effective immediately,” Bogut said.

Andrew Bogut has announced his retirement from professional basketball, effective immediately.

The former Sydney Kings superstar revealed the news on his Rogue Bogues podcast, citing numerous injury issues as the main reason for his retirement.

“The decision hasn’t been an easy one, but I think it is the right decision. The decision that I made and where I will be signing for next season is absolutely nowhere. I will be retiring from professional basketball, effective immediately,” Bogut said.

“I would have made this decision earlier if it wasn’t for the postponement of the Olympics. I was hoping to get to the 2020 Tokyo Games and then calling it a day after that.

“That would have been my fourth Olympics and selfishly that would have been a great accolade to have but it is just not meant to be. I can’t physically and mentally get to 2021 with the way the body has been. I could on a lot of pain killers and a lot of physical and mental anguish, but it is just not worth it at this point in my career.

“I’m really starting to value my health away from the court and my health when I’m 40 and 45 and 50. Some people might say it is just seven more months of training and commitments and I’m at a point where I just can’t do it.”

Bogut will go down as one of Australia’s greatest ever basketball players. He was the first Aussie to be selected with the number one pick in the NBA Draft in 2005 by the Milwaukee Bucks, he won an NBA Championship in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors and was the 2019 NBL MVP.

The 36-year-old had two surgeries this year, one to remove a bone spur in his ankle and one to help with sciatica in his lower back, leaving him “relatively pain free”.

Bogut will be posting another Rogue Bogues podcast which will go into detail about his basketball journey. You can subscribe to the podcast here.

ANDREW BOGUT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Number one pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Bogut was the first ever Australian to be selected with the first pick in the NBA Draft.
  • 2015 NBA Champion with the Golden State Warriors
  • 2010 All-NBA Third Team member
  • 2015 NBA All-Defensive Second Team member
  • 2006 NBA All-Rookie First Team member
  • 2011 NBA blocks leader
  • 2019 NBL MVP
  • 2019 All-NBL First Team member
  • 2020 All-NBL Second Team member
  • 2019 NBL Best Defensive Player
  • 2005 national college player of the year
  • Played a total of 783 NBA games (regular season and playoffs) from 2005-2019 for the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers
  • Bogut represented Australia at three Olympic Games – Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016
  • Bogut won a gold medal for Australia at the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship and at the 2003 FIBA U19 World Cup
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