July 29, 2021

Former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Bogut announces retirement

Andrew Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 NBA draft and starting center of the Golden State Warriors’ first championship team, announced his retirement through his podcast on Monday.

The Australian big man said he wanted to end his career after playing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but pain built up through injuries across his career made him change those plans.

“I would have made this decision earlier if it wasn’t for the postponement of the Olympics. I was hoping to get to 2020, Tokyo Games, and then calling it a day after that,” Bogut said on the podcast. “That would have been my fourth Olympics and selfishly, it would have been a great accolade to have four Olympics under your belt, but I just can’t physically and mentally get to 2021 with the way the body has been.

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