Former Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic was buried in his native Serbia after suffering a heart attack, with mourners, including Warriors coach Steve Kerr, attending the funeral. Milojevic, a mentor to NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, passed away at 46 following a medical emergency during a team dinner in Salt Lake City. The Serbian Basketball Federation president and a former player paid tribute to Milojevic's impact as a coach and as a person, highlighting his positive energy and influence on players. Milojevic, survived by his wife and children, had an extensive coaching career in Europe and the NBA, playing a pivotal role in developing talents like Jokic, Ivica Zubac, Goga Bitadze, and Boban Marjanovic.

By the Numbers
  • Milojevic died at the age of 46.
  • He won three consecutive MVP awards in the Adriatic League in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
  • Milojevic worked closely with NBA stars such as Nikola Jokic, Ivica Zubac, Goga Bitadze, and Boban Marjanovic during his coaching career.
State of Play
  • Mourners, including Warriors coach Steve Kerr, attended the funeral in Serbia.
  • The Serbian Basketball Federation president and a former player paid tribute to Milojevic's impact as a coach and as a person, highlighting his positive energy and influence on players.
  • Milojevic had an extensive coaching career in Europe and the NBA, and played a pivotal role in developing talents like Jokic, Zubac, Bitadze, and Marjanovic.
Bottom Line

Dejan Milojevic's untimely passing has left a significant void in the basketball community and his impact as a coach and mentor will be remembered through the players he helped shape, with his legacy extending from Europe to the NBA.