New article today in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Some good information for people who want to know where negotiations are at and when he will likely join the Boomers. Most important for the Boomers, I think, was this comment from his agent:
"If the deal is not done by mid-July, we'll table it," (ie, wait until next season) Bauman said. "He wants to join the national team. If we don't get it done fast enough, it's more important for him to play for the Boomers team.
"We're confident something can get done, and we think a deal is there to be made."
So it looks like Bogut has made it pretty clear to his agent that he is determined to play, contract or no contract, which is a relief for the Boomers!
I was beginning to get slightly concerned as there had been no mention in the local Milwaukee media indicating anything was happening with Bogut's contract anytime soon. In fact, some guys on their message board were saying that they might not even offer him a contract until the end of the next season.
I was worried that if he didn't get an extension, he might decide not to risk playing after all.
Anyway, I'm feeling reassured now. Bogut really does seem prepared to back up his comments to the media about how important Australian basketball is to him. Great attitude that is all too rare these days for professional athletes.