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Former Utah Big Man Andrew Retires After 14 NBA Seasons

Nov 30, 2020, 5:33 PM | Updated: 5:45 pm
Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Indiana Pacers at ORACLE Arena ...
Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Indiana Pacers at ORACLE Arena on January 7, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes big man Andrew Bogut announced that he is retiring after 14 seasons in the NBA.

Bogut announced his decision on his “Rogue Bogues” podcast.

“The decision that I made and where I will be signing for next season is absolutely nowhere. I’ll be retiring from professional basketball effective immediately. We’re in late November, early December. 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 call it a day after that. That would be my fourth Olympics and selfishly obviously, it would have been a great accolade to have four Olympic games under your belt, but it’s just not meant to be. I just can’t physically and mentally get to 2021 with the way the body’s been.”

Bogut’s basketball career began at the University of Utah, where he was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year in 2004, MWC Player of the Year in 2005 as well as a consensus All-American.

His No. 4 jersey is hanging in the rafters at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. After two seasons in college, Bogut decided to enter the 2005 NBA Draft where he was taken as the No. 1 overall pick to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Melbourne, Victoria native spent seven years in Milwaukee from 2005-12. In March 2012, Bogut was traded to Golden State. During his four years with the Warriors, Bogut won his first and only NBA Championship in 2015.

In 2016, he joined the Mavericks via trade and played in Dallas until 2017 when he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and immediately waived. After signing with Cleveland for the rest of the 2016-17 season, Bogut joined the Lakers from September 2017 to January 2018. He was waived by the Lakers. The former Ute spent some time with the Sydney Kings before re-joining the Warriors for the rest of the 2018-19 season and then rejoined the Kings in Sydney.

Bogut’s NBA accolades include All-Rookie First Team in 2006, All-NBA Third Team in 2010, NBA blocks leader in 2011, All-Defensive Second Team in 2015 as well as an NBA Champion.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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