Former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Bogut confirmed on Tuesday that he has retired from the National Basketball Association and plans to play all two years of his National Basketball League contract in Australia with the Sydney Kings.
The often-injured Bogut said during a Kings media conference there were “no outs” in his deal if an NBA team should become interested.
A 13-year NBA veteran and championship winner, Bogut said he had always intended to come back to Australia and play in the NBL and it was only a question of when and not if.
The 33-year-old Bogut revealed in March that he wouldn’t be returning to the NBA this season in order to remain in Australia with his pregnant wife.
After being waived by the Los Angeles Lakers in January, it was expected the free agent would join a contending team for a playoff push.
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