The NBA has postponed the game between the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz on Wednesday due to the sudden death of Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic.
We are absolutely devastated by Dejan Milojević'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.
We grieve… pic.twitter.com/0wExlLlu5z
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 17, 2024
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne, experienced a Milojevic, 46, “sudden and serious” health issue during a private team dinner with Golden State coaches and players.
“Milojevic, who joined Steve Kerr‘s staff in 2021, is a well-regarded and popular coach in the NBA and international basketball communities. He has a strong relationship with fellow Serbian Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.
“Milojevic had a 15-year professional playing career, including stops in Serbia, Spain, Montenegro and Turkey.”
League officials said a makeup date for the game will be announced at another time.