Andrew Bogut believes failure is opportunity in disguise.
At 33 Andrew Bogut is a retired veteran of the NBA and one of Australia's most celebrated basketball players. Returning home to prioritise his family and play in the NBL, he reflects on the lessons and people from his distinguished 13-year career in America, his time as a student in Utah and at the Australian Institute of sport, along with his humble beginnings growing up in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Andrew recalls playing in what he describes as a "team of misfits" at school, fending off bullies and never with more than a dollar in his pocket. As boy playing in the NBA, "was just a fantasy".
Tempted at the age of 17 with million-dollar contracts to play basketball in Europe, he kept the course he had set to attend college in the United States.
In 2005 he was the number one pick in the NBA, selected by the Milwaukee Bucks - an event which catapulted his career to international heights.