Australian-born NBA center known for his tough defense. He was drafted first overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2005 and traded to the Golden State Warriors in 2012. He helped the Warriors win an NBA Championship in 2015.
He enrolled at the University of Utah in 2003-04, where he played for two seasons. He played for the Australian national team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
He was the Associated Press Player of the Year in 2004-05 and finished third in the voting for the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 2005-06.
His parents, Michael and Anne, were both Croatian immigrants who met and married in Melbourne, Australia.