…and that’s without making one single Frogs reference! In stark contrast to the Niners’ Anthony Davis’ harsh words for neighboring Appleton, Warriors C Andrew Bogut (above) has fond memories for the start of his pro career in Milwaukee, at least when discussing tomorrow night’s pseudo-homecoming with the San Jose Mercury-News’ Jimmy Durkin.
What kind of a reception is Bogut expecting when he plays in Milwaukee for the first time as a Warrior?
“A cold one. Freezing,” Bogut joked, referencing the frigid temperatures that includes a high of 5 degrees for Tuesday.
“I still have a special place in my heart for Milwaukee,” Bogut said. “I went through adolescence to late teenage years to growing into a man in Milwaukee so it’ll always have a special place in my heart. I believe I still have a lot of fans there. I have a lot of respect for the city. There will be a little bit of boo birds, a little bit of both. That’s just the way it goes. I’m excited to go there and see people that I spent my first eight years of my career with.”
“I have respect for the franchise. I have respect for the people that I worked with there. I still have close friends in the franchise. Obviously there’s been a changing of the guard there. They’ve moved on a lot with people that were there when I was there. But I still have the utmost respect for the franchise. They drafted me, they helped move my career.”