Second Warriors game postponed following death of Warriors’ assistant coach Dejan Milojević

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The NBA announced on Thursday that the Golden State Warriors’ home game against the Dallas Mavericks scheduled for Friday has been postponed following the death of Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević. Golden State’s game against the Utah Jazz, scheduled for Wednesday in Utah, was also postponed. Neither game has yet been rescheduled.

Milojević, 46, died Wednesday morning; he was hospitalized on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City after suffering a heart attack during a team dinner. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Milojević 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. 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.”

Since the tragic death of Milojević, several NBA teams held moments of silence in honor of him on Wednesday night. Sacramento Kings coach Mike Brown, who was on the Warriors staff with Milojević in 2021 and 2022, said in a statement released by the King that he was “absolutely heartbroken by his passing. Not only was he an extremely talented coach, he was an even better person.”

No details about Milojević’s funeral have been made public as of Thursday afternoon. The Warriors are next scheduled to host the Atlanta Hawks at 10 p.m. EST Wednesday in San Francisco.

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