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Warriors Assistant Coach Dies at 46 from Heart Attack

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack the day prior, the team announced.

“We are absolutely devastated by Dejan Milojević’s sudden passing,” the Warriors said in a statement. “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.

“… We grieve with and for his wife, Natasa, and their children, Nikola and Masa.”

The 46-year-old Serbian coach was hospitalized in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday night after he suffered a medical emergency at a private team dinner, according to the Warriors.

The men’s pro basketball team, BC Crvena zvezda Meridianbet in Serbia said Milojević died of a heart attack on in a post on its official X account on Wednesday.

“It is with great sadness that we received the news that the former golden member of the national team, coach in the coaching staff of the Serbian national team, a great basketball player, but also our great sports friend, Dejan Milojević, died of a heart attack,” the message read, according to a Google translation.

The NBA postponed Wednesday’s Warriors-Jazz game to an unspecified date due to a “medical emergency in the Warriors family.”

Warriors guard Brandin Podziemski said Milojevic “changed my life in such a short time” in a heartfelt message on X.

“The most important thing you ever told me was to just smile!” he wrote. “Your joy and laughs will forever be missed. Shine down on us from heaven. Rest In Peace Dejan Milojević.”

Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanović of Serbia also posted, “Pocivaj u miru Deki” on X, which when translated, reads: “Rest in peace Deki.”

Milojevic was a member of the Hawks Summer League staff in 2016, followed by the San Antonio Spurs in 2017, and the Houston Rockets in 2018.

Milojevic was in the middle of his third season as an assistant with the Warriors, and won a championship with the team in 2022, when they beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals.

He was a highly respected big-man coach, who previously worked with reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokić.

Before that, Milojevic was the head coach of KK Budućnost in the Adriatic Legue in Montenegro for the 2021 season, during which he won the Montenegrin League Championship.

He served as the head coach for KK Mega Basket in his native, Belgrade, Spain for eight seasons from 2012-2020.

Milojevic had a 15-year playing career in Europe, which featured three straight Adriatic League Most Valuable Player awards from 2004-06.

READ 12 COMMENTS
  • annj says:

    THE JAB AGAIN? WHEN WILL THIS BE SCRUTINIZED?

  • Nev From FJB says:

    Clot shots trikes again!

    More climate change or sudden coincidences I bet!!

    Nuremberg trials 2.0 NEED TO HAPPEN ASAP!! N4 the next one called X.. strange how they know what the next ones already called huh?!

  • Russ says:

    Vaccinated??? How many boosters??? Young athletes are dying all around the world.

  • TD says:

    People should be dropping dead from the vaccine for at least two years after they take it i hear until it is out off their system, Then ever who knows, Sure is funny there has not been people charged with intentional murder yet, 650 in the United States and 13 million world wide with documented proof the vaccine killed them, Sure looks intentional to me, The incentive, getting the chance to make some real big money easy, Billions, And they took it

  • AllNotWell says:

    All jabbed deaths are homicides.

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