At just 36 years old, Australian pivot Andrew Bogut, 2015 NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, has announced his retirement.
Andrew Bogut says stop! While he celebrated his 36th birthday last Saturday, the Australian hub announced that he was ending his career on Tuesday in his “Rogue Bugs” podcast. It thus puts an end to fifteen years of professionalism, including thirteen in the NBA. ” The past two years have been tough for me: some mornings just having to get out of bed, going to training or a game on my own have been really challenging. I can’t physically or mentally make it to the 2021 Olympics given the condition of my body, ”said the Melbourne native, who has had ankle and back surgery this year.
Nearly 800 NBA games for Bogut
Drafted in first position by Milwaukee in 2005, ahead of Marvin Williams, Deron Williams and Chris Paul, Andrew Bogut spent seven seasons with the Bucks, but only played once in the play-offs. He was then sent to Golden State in 2012, where he rose to fame. In four seasons with the Warriors, the Australian played two finals, winning the title in 2015 against Cleveland, before losing in 2016 against the same Cavaliers, after breaking the record for regular season wins (73). He then joined Dallas in July 2016 and Cleveland in March 2017, but broke his left leg 56 seconds after making his Cavs debut! He bounced back to the Lakers for the first three months of the 2017-18 season, before moving to Australia to join his pregnant wife. He then signed with the Sydney Kings for two years, interspersed with a freelance Warriors from March to June 2019, the time to play (and lose) a new NBA final, against Toronto. Andrew Bogut will have played a total of 706 regular season games (9.6pts and 8.7rbds on average in 28 minutes) and 77 play-offs (4.8pts and 6.7rbds on average in 19 minutes). Australian international from 2004 to 2019, he participated in the Olympic Games in 2004 in Athens, 2008 in Beijing and 2016 in Rio, where the “Boomers” took fourth place, as well as at the 2019 World Cup, where they were beaten by the ‘French team.