Friday, July 1, 2005
Agent expects No. 1 pick to get $4.2 million this year
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks signed No. 1 overall pick Andrew Bogut to a multiyear contract Friday.
The 20-year-old Australian, who earned college player of the year awards at Utah, will participate in the Bucks' summer camp workouts and play in the Minnesota Summer League on July 15-19, general manager Larry Harris said.
"This is a dream come true for me," Bogut said. "I've worked extremely hard to get to this point and I'm honored to be a member of the Milwaukee Bucks organization."
Terms of the contract weren't disclosed, but Bogut's agent, David Bauman, previously said he expected the 7-foot center to get around $4.2 million in his first year.
Harris said the team expects "a long and promising career for him with the Bucks."
Bogut joins a team coming off its worst record (30-52) in nearly a decade.
Harris will now focus on re-signing top scorer Michael Redd and other free agents and hiring a replacement for coach Terry Porter, who was fired last week.