Bogut to make retirement call next month
The 35-year-old Bogut, who was the 2005 No. 1 draft pick by the Milwaukee Bucks and won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015, was planning to retire after playing for Australia at the Tokyo Games in three months. Those Games have been delayed until July 2021.
But Bogut, who has played for Sydney in the National Basketball League the past two seasons, isn't sure he can take the training and discipline needed to go another year.
"I'm not doing much, I can tell you that,'' Bogut told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Offsiders" program, which aired Sunday. "To be able to kiss your kids goodnight and put them down every night ... I've appreciated doing that.''
"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.''
"We've been tantalizingly close, and the squad we're going to have is arguably going to be the best squad in the history of the Boomers, on paper at least,'' Bogut told the ABC program. "To be part of that, selfishly, is something I really want to do, but the body is what it comes down to.
"I can get up for a basketball game any day of the week, but it's hard to get up for five, six days of training a week and lifting weights.''