Bob Myers becomes emotional during a heartfelt tribute to Dejan Milojevic.

The basketball community is mourning the tragic loss of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic, who suffered a fatal heart attack late Tuesday among Warriors staff and players. The Warriors’ scheduled game against the Utah Jazz was postponed. Former Warriors executive Bob Myers, paying tribute to Milojevic on an ESPN segment, visibly struggled with emotion as he shared memories of the departed coach.

Bob Myers shared poignant reflections on Dejan Milojevic, expressing the deep bonds formed in the close-knit basketball community. Myers highlighted Milojevic’s larger-than-life personality, recalling how he could light up a room. He lamented the profound loss and extended condolences to Milojevic’s family and colleagues, acknowledging the significant impact he had on everyone he encountered, including Myers himself.

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Having been an executive with the Warriors during Milojevic’s hiring in 2021, Myers emphasized Milojevic’s pivotal role in working with the frontcourt, contributing to the success of players like Draymond Green and Kevon Looney. Milojevic played a crucial part in the Warriors’ 2022 championship triumph, marking his third season as an assistant coach with the team. Prior to his time with the Warriors, Milojevic had an extensive coaching career overseas since 2012.


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