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Mike Brown on the passing of Warriors assistant Dejan Milojevic

Jan 17, 2024, 3:02 PM

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

The basketball world is mourning the loss of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic, who suddenly and tragically passed away at the age of 46 following a heart attack on Wednesday morning.

Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown was on Warriors head coach Steve Kerr’s staff with Milojevic during the 2021-22 season as Golden State ended the year as NBA champions–Milojevic’s first NBA title.

Following Wednesday’s practice at Golden 1 Center, Brown released a statement on his friend’s passing before meeting with the media to share some thoughts and memories of Milojevic.

Mike Brown reflects on his time with Dejan Milojevic

Brown met with the media following practice, but the reigning NBA Coach of the Year made it clear that he wasn’t going to focus on Sacramento’s recent road trip–today was about the life of Dejan Milojevic, a three-time ABA League MVP during his playing days overseas.

You can listen to Brown’s comments on Milojevic below.

YouTube video

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will return to Northern California for a brief two-game homestand before hitting the road for a seven-game trip.

The Kings will face a shorthanded Indiana Pacers team that will be without old friend and All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton (hamstring).

While Indiana will be without Haliburton, they still have the firepower to make life difficult for Sacramento thanks to an offense that leads the NBA in points per game and offensive rating.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Pacers coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from Golden 1 Center.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Thursday, January 18th – Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers – 7:00 PM PST
  • Monday, January 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks – 7:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, January 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, January 27th – Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks – 6:00 PM PST
  • Monday, January 29th – Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies – 5:00 PM PST

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