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Aussie basketball great opens up on his retirement reasons


Ever since Andrew Bogut was a starry-eyed baller bouncing a basketball off the wall of his father’s carburettor business in Melbourne’s southeast, he dreamt of winning an Olympic medal for Australia.

The champion big man was driven to reach his fourth Olympic Games in Tokyo next year following the heartbreak of consecutive fourth-placed finishes in Rio in 2016 and the 2019 World Cup.

But in the end his battered body could no longer continue, prompting him to retire from all basketball “immediately”, a difficult decision announced via his own podcast, Rouges Bogues, on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old had been weighing up his future after parting ways with the Sydney Kings in late May, wanting to return to the NBL or NBA as a lead-up to the…



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