Assistant coach Dejan Milojevic suffered a heart attack at a team dinner Tuesday evening at a restaurant in Utah. The Utah Jazz was to host the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. That game was postponed due to Milojevic sudden death Wednesday morning.
The Warriors released a statement from head coach Steve Kerr:
“We are absolutely devastated by Dejan’s sudden passing. This is a shocking and tragic blow for everyone associated with the Warriors and an incredibly difficult time for his family, friends, and all of us who had the incredible pleasure to work with him. In addition to being a terrific basketball coach, Dejan was one of the most positive and beautiful beings I have ever known, someone who brought joy and flight to every single day with his passion and energy. We grieve with and for his wide Natasa and their children, Nikola and Masa. Their loss is unfathomable.”
Milojevic was in his third season as an assistant coach with Golden State and earned a championship during the teams 2022 NBA Championship run. Prior to his arrival in San Francisco, Milojevic served as a head coach for KK Mega Basket in Belgrade, Serbia for eight seasons. He was also a part of the summer league staff for the Atlanta Hawks (2016), the San Antonio Spurs (2017), and the Houston Rockets (2018). Milojevic was also a former player for 14 years overseas and was named the Adriatic League Most Valuable Player three times (2004-06).
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