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Australian star Andrew Bogut retires from basketball

2015 NBA champion says his body 'was hanging by a thread'

Emre Asikci   | 01.12.2020
Australian star Andrew Bogut retires from basketball

ISTANBUL

Australian basketball star Andrew Bogut on Tuesday announced his retirement after 15 years in the game. 

“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 on his podcast, according to a report on the NBA website.

He said his body “was hanging by a thread” from 2018 onwards and that playing on was “just not worth it at this point in my career.”

Bogut played for five NBA teams – Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers – over the course of his career.

He was Milwaukee’s No. 1 draft pick in 2005 and won the NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015.

The 36-year-old averaged 9.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 706 games.

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