Second consecutive Warriors game postponed following assistant coach’s passing.

The NBA has announced the postponement of the Golden State Warriors’ Friday night game against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center due to the passing of Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević. Milojević experienced a heart attack during a private team dinner in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night and passed away the next morning. The Warriors’ game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night was also postponed. Rescheduled dates for both games have yet to be announced.

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The Warriors’ upcoming game on Friday would have marked the beginning of a five-game homestand. Their next scheduled game is on January 24 against the Atlanta Hawks.

Dejan Milojević, 46, served as part of the Warriors’ coaching staff for three seasons and contributed to the team’s 2021-22 NBA championship. Hailing from Serbia, he had an illustrious playing and coaching career in Europe, notably mentoring future two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic.

In response to Milojević’s passing, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr expressed deep sorrow, describing it as a shocking and tragic blow for the entire Warriors community.





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