Former Golden State Warriors big man Andrew Bogut has finally called it a career despite not playing in the United States for a few seasons now. Even after wrapping up his professional playing days with several seasons down under in his native Australia, Bogut has still continued to receive immense praise from his NBA counterparts and former colleagues after announcing his retirement.
With Bogut notably serving as a key cog for the Warriors as the heralded Western Conference put together quite the stretch of basketball, head coach Steve Kerr took to Twitter to heap praise upon the journeyman.
Congrats & thank you to @andrewbogut on an amazing career. We couldn't have asked for a better fit at the center spot- a dominant defender who owned the paint, a brilliant passer/screener who blended perfectly with Steph&Klay, and a player with incredible feel. Well done Boges!
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) December 1, 2020
Andrew Bogut initially suited up for the Milwaukee Bucks and spent the early portion of his NBA playing career with the Eastern Conference franchise. Selected by the Bucks with the No. 1 overall pick back in 2005 out of Utah, Bogut then played for for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers following his stint with the Dubs. He notably ended his NBA tenure with Kerr and the Warriors in 2018-19.
Appearing in 706 career regular season games with 661 starts atop the highest level, Bogut averaged 9.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 blocks while playing 28.1 minutes per outing. He won one NBA title with the Warriors in 2014-15 along with multiple Western Conference Championships.