Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević dies after heart attack
January 25, 2024
Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević, a mentor to two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and a former star player in his native Serbia, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, the team announced. Milojević, part of the staff that helped the Warriors win the 2022 NBA championship, was 46.
Milojević was hospitalized in Salt Lake City after suffering a medical emergency Tuesday night at a private team dinner, the Warriors said.
"We are absolutely devastated by Dejan's sudden passing," coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday in a statement released by the team. "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."