Dejan Milojević

Warriors vs. Jazz game postponed after coach's medical emergency

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The NBA has postponed Wednesday's Warriors vs. Utah Jazz game due to a medical emergency of a Golden State assistant coach.

Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević was hospitalized Tuesday night after suffering a medical emergency at a private team dinner in Salt Lake City, the team said in a statement issued Wednesday morning. On Wednesday afternoon, Golden State announced Milojević had passed away due to a heart attack.

The date and time of the game, which originally was scheduled for 6 p.m. PT Wednesday at Delta Center, will be announced at a later time.

The 46-year-old Milojević, who was born in Serbia, joined the Warriors' staff in 2021.

Milojević played professional basketball all around the world, including stints in Serbia, Spain and Turkey.

After his playing career, Milojević became the head coach of Serbian team Mega Vizura. Nearly one decade later, Golden State hired him as an assistant coach where he worked closely with the forward-center and center positions. He worked mostly with Draymond Green and Kevon Looney and was credited for helping Looney improve his rebounding in recent years. Milojević also had a close relationship with fellow Serbian and NBA champion Nikola Jokić.

The Warriors say they will provide updates as appropriate.

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