Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević (DAY-ahn mi-lo-yo-vihch) was hospitalized last night in Salt Lake City, Utah, after suffering a heart attack at a private team dinner. Despite life-saving efforts, Milojević, 46, passed away late Wednesday morning.

“We are absolutely devastated by Dejan’s sudden passing,” said Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr. “This is a shocking and tragic blow for everyone associated with the Warriors and an incredibly difficult time for his family, friends, and all of us who had the incredible pleasure to work with him. In addition to being a terrific basketball coach, Dejan was one of the most positive and beautiful human beings I have ever known, someone who brought joy and light to every single day with his passion and energy. We grieve with and for his wife, Natasa, and their children, Nikola and Masa. Their loss is unfathomable.” 

Game note: Tonight’s matchup in Salt Lake City has been postponed by the NBA out of respect for the deceased, family, friends, and coworkers. To read the rest of the official post put out by the Warriors, just click on the thumbnail below.