Kerr, Draymond wish ex-Warrior Bogut well in retirement originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Andrew Bogut, who was the Warriors’ starting center on the 2015 NBA Finals-winning team, announced his retirement from professional basketball on Monday, after 14 NBA seasons and one competing in his native Australia’s NBL. His former teammates and the Warriors organization made sure to wish the 36-year-old well on social media.
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
Congrats on an amazing career big fella! Appreciate all you taught on the defensive end! @andrewbogut enjoy retirement Mate!
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) December 1, 2020
Bogut originally joined the Warriors in 2012 after seven years with the Milwaukee Bucks, and was the anchor of Golden State’s defense as it battled to the organization’s first championship of the 21st century. The big man had a reputation for being one of the NBA’s best passers for a frontcourt player, and the Warriors’ Twitter account shared a montage of some of Bogut’s best dishes from his time with the Warriors.
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Bogut left after the 2015-16 season and played with the Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers before coming back to Golden State for the 2018-19 season.
He spent last season playing with the Sydney Kings, and announced his retirement through his podcast “Rogue Bogues.”
Bogut always will hold a special place in Warriors lore, and clearly his former coaches and teammates still hold him in very high esteem.
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