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Manager says Bogut hopes to return to Bucks soon


Posted Jan 8 2012 12:51PM

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut will return to the NBA team as soon as he sorts out some family issues, his Australian-based manager said Sunday..

Bruce Kaider told The Associated Press he hopes that will be soon. He said Bogut is completely fit, but the Aussie is in his hometown of Melbourne and dealing "with those things we all have to go through in life, certain personal issues that he is experiencing at the moment." Kaider did not elaborate.

On Saturday, the Bucks lost 92-86 to the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee's third game in a row without Bogut.

Bogut, who has 63,500 Twitter followers and has posted nearly 14,500 tweets, has been silent on the social networking site since Jan. 3.

David Bauman, the Australian Olympian's U.S.-based agent, said last week the Bucks gave Bogut permission to take some time to "address a personal matter," adding his health was not at issue.

"Andrew appreciates the support of the Bucks, his teammates and his fans, and he expects to be back after a few more games' absence fully prepared to play," the statement said.

Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft in 2005, is averaging 14.3 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks after elbow surgery late last season.

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