Steve Kerr, Adam Silver React To Dejan Milojevic’s Passing
The Golden State Warriors are in deep mourning. Assistant coach, Dejan Milojevic has passed away.
Milojevic was hospitalized Tuesday night at a Salt Lake City restaurant after a sudden heart attack. He had traveled with the Warriors for their game against the Utah Jazz. There were players and coaches eating dinner together when the health incident occurred.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and the entire Warriors franchise were devastated about the tragic passing of their coach:
“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 human beings I have ever known, someone who brought joy and light to every single day with his passion and energy.
We grieve with and for his wife, Natasa, and their children, Nikola and Masa. Their loss is unfathomable.”
Dejan Milojević update: pic.twitter.com/bUKQGC3MHf
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 17, 2024
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also released a statement on Milojevic’s passing, which was released via NBA Communications:
“The NBA mourns the sudden passing of Golden State assistant coach Dejan Milojevic, a beloved colleague and dear friend to so many in the global basketball community.
In addition to winning the 2022 NBA championship in his first season with the Warriors and mentoring some of the best players in the world, Dejan had a decorated international playing career and was a distinguished head coach in his native Serbia.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Natasa, their children, Nikola and Masa, and the Warriors organization during this tragic time.”
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević: pic.twitter.com/Ft6akrEZHr
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) January 17, 2024
Milojevic, who joined Steve Kerr’s coaching staff in 2021, was a well-respected and popular coach in the NBA and international basketball community with a 15-year professional career that took him to Serbia, Spain, Montenegro and Turkey, among other places.