NBA former top pick Andrew Bogut might retire due to coronavirus – AP
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Andrew Bogut, the NBA top overall pick back in the 2005 draft, is considering retirement after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a report by the Associated Press, the 35-year-old Bogut said he might look forward to making a decision in May this year.
“I’m not doing much, I can tell you that,” Bogut told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation “Offsiders” program, which aired on Sunday. “To be able to kiss your kids goodnight and put them down every night … I’ve appreciated doing that.”
Bogut has two boys — Luka, 3, and Nikola, 2 — with his wife, Jessica.
“I haven’t done any basketball since the season ended, and it feels good waking up, getting out of bed and not feeling like I’m walking on glass,” Bogut said. “It’s [my career] all been thrown into a washing machine, essentially … but there’s a decision to be made probably by mid-May.”
Bogut obviously wanted to end his basketball career in the Olympics for team Australia, a dream ending to what has been a great run.
The center won the 2015 title with the Golden State Warriors. He has spent the last few years playing in the Australian NBL.
In the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Bogut and the rest of the Aussies made it to a semi-final finish. In the pre-tournament warm-up games, they upset the United States at home.
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