Dejan Milojević, a former basketball player and successful coach, has passed away at the age of 47 due to a heart attack. He was known for his remarkable talent as a rebounder and double-double machine in the Euroleague, despite being slightly shorter than the average player at his position. Milojević made significant contributions to both the national team and his former club, Partizan.
As a coach, Milojević initially worked with Mega Basketball Club where he had the opportunity to train and mentor various players, including Nikola Jokić. Over the course of ten years, he helped numerous players take their careers to new heights, guiding them to make significant progress. It was clear to those who knew him that Milojević had a genuine passion for the development of young talents.
During their last conversation, Darko, a close friend of Milojević, mentioned that the late coach had a dream of becoming the head coach of the Serbian national team. They discussed his plans and aspirations, highlighting his dedication and ambition to contribute to the sport on a larger scale. Unfortunately, Milojević’s dream was cut short by his sudden passing.
It is worth noting that Milojević fell ill while dining at a restaurant in Salt Lake City with the Golden State Warriors, the team he was associated with at the time. The news of his death has left many devastated and mourning the loss of a remarkable individual who had made a significant impact on the basketball community.
Dejan Milojević will be remembered for his exceptional basketball career, his successful coaching tenure, and his remarkable influence on the lives of countless players. His passing has left a void in the sport, but his legacy will continue to inspire and motivate future generations of athletes.