Bucks’ Bogut looks for long-term contractThis is the first day NBA teams can negotiate with players and Milwaukee Bucks’ center Andrew Bogut is still looking for a long-term contract.
This is the first day NBA teams can negotiate with players and Milwaukee Bucks’ center Andrew Bogut is still looking for a long-term contract.
Agent David Bauman hopes to get a deal done by mid-July, when Bogut will join the Australian team for the Beijing Olympics.
The 23-year old Bogut is entering his fourth NBA season and if nothing is done, he’ll become a restricted free agent a year from now.
He’s due to make $6.3 million dollars in the final year of his rookie contract.
Bauman says Bogut wants to stay in Milwaukee and will have a good role under new Bucks’ coach Scott Skiles.
Bogut averaged about 14 points and 10 rebounds a game last season, with 1.7 blocked shots.
Meanwhile, the Bucks will introduce their second-round draft choice today (Tuesday), UCLA forward Luc Richard Mbah-a-Moute.
The Bucks have also announced the hiring of Jeff Macy as their strength and conditioning coach and Scott Barthlama as an assistant athletic trainer.
Macy was with the Chicago Bulls from 2001-06 and has spent the last two years at Oregon State.