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A week full of trade rumors and mourning for Coach Deki
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Trade Roundup 3. Trade Steph? Trade no one… — Jan 22 2024
A complicated crossroads with low visibility
mDuo13 (21 ♡):
Lately our losses haven't even been that close against bad teams. Top it off with the shocking death of a coach, and we have every reason to expect the team can't muster the effort to do well consistently. I don't think there's a trade out there that salvages the team's collective mood.
I just want the team to be fun to watch again. So it's time to take drastic measures. Forget "tinkering", let's go full mad scientist. Start Gui Santos. Play Steph 48 minutes in one game and tell him to see how many points he scores on 100 shot attempts. Run a lineup of Dray, Loon, GP2 (when healthy), Kuminga, and Trayce at the same time and tell them to hold the opposing team to single digits regardless of how little they score in turn. Tell Kuminga to showcase every Kobe move he's ever studied. Play one half as if the 3-point line doesn't exist, then play the other half as if the paint doesn't. I'm not saying to turn the game into (a different kind of) performance art, but try out wacky ideas to test the borders of what's possible in an NBA game, maybe settling some long-standing arguments while you're at it.
DubsNerd (20 ♡):
Kerr spoke after practice:
“I asked (Adams) a couple of days ago, I said, ‘How do we go on from here? What do we do?’ and Ron thought for a second and he said it’s relatively simple,” Kerr said. “You ask the guys, ‘What would Deki want us to do?’ And I thought about it and I literally could picture Deki smiling and laughing, saying ‘You motherf—— need to go win a basketball game’ and then laughing.
“He really embodied the spirit and values that we try to display as a team and as an organization. We are unbelievably competitive but joyful and compassionate to each other and we’re going to do everything we can to win and we’re going to enjoy life no matter what. That’s who he was and that’s how we’re going to continue.”
Sleepy Freud (15 ♡):
Going forward — starting next season or even sooner — I'd love to see Dray as our new Andre, Klay as late-career Kyle Korver, Loon as Ezeli, and a starting five of Steph and the four up-and-comers (Podz, Moody, Kuminga, TJD).
Eric Apricot (15 ♡):
It seems possible Sports Illustrated will continue but with all text generated by AI. What a fall indeed. DNHQ dodged a bullet by not partnering with them.
Captain Jack (14 ♡):
Feels like it's been a whole offseason since the last Warriors game and the next game isn't until Wednesday. I honestly don't even remember what happened the last game anymore. Who did we even play? The memory eraser thing worked beautifully.
Truckeeman (13 ♡):
Calling Eric Gordon a "stout" defender is certainly true. His bowling ball form never appealed to me.
I'm with ChemKoala - stand pat. I set my psychology to cheer for a collection of players that are my "team" at the beginning of the season. Even better if they've been around for a while. I rarely want to trade anyone, even between seasons, although I understand the "trade machine" dynamics and am glad we got KD for a few years even when it meant we had to lose Bogut and Andre. Poole had worn out his welcome here, and JW hadn't shown enough to justify the huge salary cap bump, but I still regretted losing PBJ.
JK has shown tons of promise and will only get better. Moody contributes. The two rooks are doing well. Wiggins - well, I will always have hope that the Dubs, and only the Dubs, can unleash All-Star Wings. Whatever deep physical or psychological elements hold him back, the Lacob "light years" brain trust should be able to remove the shackles.
Can't see trading Klay or Draymond. They both deserve to sail off into the sunset with the Dubs, although for Klay, at a much reduced salary. But in that sunset sail, both also need to acknowledge any deterioration in performance and move aside when younger players deserve to play more.
Sleepy Freud (11 ♡):
Chasing Rings threw out another at the end of the last diary that may merit inclusion in here:
Kuminga and Wiggs for Brandon Ingram.
Then again, notwithstanding the "SI" imprimatur in the URL, it sounds more like Warriors fan wishcasting than any kind of rumor or even quasi-plausible suggestion. The piece contains no real articulation of the motivation for the Pels, who are rolling right now. Sad how far the once-venerable Sports Illustrated institution has fallen (and super-sad that they recently laid off all their staff and seem to have effectively gone under).
Fwiw, I'm a no on JK plus Wiggs for Ingram, but then I'm a no on all of them, lol...
Podz People (11 ♡):
Being a good basketball player seems more relevant, otherwise you’re just the Pistons.
wonderyearsballer (10 ♡):
Anyone else suffering withdrawal symptoms? Didn't realize how much Dubs have been getting me through these long winters. DSLW (days-since-last-win) is becoming an important metric to track. It seems that kid soccer can only fill gaps intermittently. Need to further diversify portfolio. Do I really have to go back to caring about football, or is there a promising Kabaddi squad weaponizing joy somewhere in the sub-continent? Oh sorry, we're talking about TRADES here.... Not in favor misself. Think Wiggs'll come around. Dude can fly. Just not natural born killer. Needs slap in face, arc in shot, and someone to put his children the f**k to sleep.
DubsNerd (9 ♡):
One more quote:
“I just want to get back on the court and try to get lost in my love for the game and think about all the memories and teachings (Milojević) gave me and try and honor him that way,” Looney said. “(It’s) the best way I know how.”
Sleepy Freud (9 ♡):
FT shooting might be getting there, slowly — up to .712 on the season on the strength of .848 this month (28-33).
As far as rebounding: work only takes you so far, alas — rebounding rate tends to stay pretty consistent through a young player’s career. On the bright side, tho: JK’s 6.7 rebounds per 36 is pretty good for a guy who spends so much of his time guarding the perimeter. We’re not talking about a mediocre rebounder like Mikal Bridges (5.4), a poor one like DeMar DeRozan (3.9), or a Davion Mitchell (2.7). 😊
JZAlvarado (9 ♡):
As I mentioned earlier, in light of Dekis passing, I can no longer justify shuffling names into the Trade Machine and seeing what pops up. These are human beings that all built relationships with this man. So my preference is that, outside of trading our expirings (yes do count CP3 as one even though we got a team option) to a contender to extract some value, id say we roll with the rest of our squad and then reassess come offseason. Again though doesn’t mean that I won’t throw my two thumbs up from time to time on a decent trade rumor like trading for Wendell Carter Jr. but for me don’t have the stomach to bring you all these wonderful hypothetical trades I had been proposing
The Professor (8 ♡):
[On the last Warriors game] My memory says we did not play, although there was a game…
Do these move the needle?
Sleepy Freud (16 ♡):
I had a guilt-dream the night before last that I met Wiggins, who had read my DNHQ posts about him and (without telling me directly) was clearly miffed or bummed by them. I was groveling madly to try to walk them back…
Sleepy Freud (12 ♡):
I’m in this line. By all accounts Loon is one of the most beloved culture-setters/mentors on the team, and GP2 is not far behind in terms of the infectious energy and joy he brings. Plus they’re both super-efficient, high IQ, winning players.
I wouldn’t say either is untouchable, but I don’t think of them as mere throw-ins in type of the lateral-ish deals compiled in these diaries.
Steph, Loon, GP2, and the four young’uns are the guys I’d like to hang onto, barring something *really* interesting coming back. Anyone else can go, imo.
ChemKoala (12 ♡):
The more actual trades are suggested the more I just want the team to just play out the season and start the major reconstruction whenever we hit the offseason. If we play as poorly as we've been playing, we'll have a lot of down time to think through more creative strategies :/
mDuo13 (10 ♡):
Purely emotional decision-making from me, but any trade that gives away Kevon Looney or Gary Payton II gets an automatic no. While I would like to keep a lot of other guys, it does seem like something needs to change and any trade pretty much needs an expiring contract, a young gun, or something. But I can't see us getting back anyone who's as likable and good for our team as those two. Also, no trading Steph, obviously.
AttilaTheHun (9 ♡):
[on “GOAT Top 5”] Jason Kidd, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Lamb....
Run_TMC (9 ♡):
This won't add to the conversation much, but that last trade has to missing something, like where they then trade Morris for a convicted murderer or a lawyer or something else less morally objectionable than one of the Morris bros.
Chasing Rings 🏆🏆🏆🏆... (8 ♡):
I've been finding myself going to my local park and watching pick up games to get my basketball fix, which I've never done before. I don't know how long I can watch with so many turnovers, no effort on defense, sloppy passing, no coaching, iso and heat checks, certain players jawwing at each other, complaing about their minutes. I really can't wait to watch our Du... oh wait. Never mind.
Sleepy Freud (8 ♡):
Bridges — 27, 6’-6” and 210 lbs. soaking wet — is putting up sub-mediocre .566 TS, pulling just 5.4 rebounds per 36 (a much lower rate than Kuminga or Moody), and getting just 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocks per 36. The crummy Nets have been 2.7 points better this season with him on the bench. Very nice perimeter defender, but I’ve seen him physically overpowered on a number of occasions by Andrew Wiggins.
Not really seeing the appeal. I’d take him over Wiggins (size downgrade notwithstanding) but trading *both* Kuminga and Moody for him seems like a big overpay to me. I’d be doing jigs around my Park Slope brownstone for that trade if I were a Nets fan.
Something to hate for everyone
Eric Apricot (18 ♡):
[On Kerr adjustments that have worked] A few quick ones
- new emphasis on offensive rebounding, backed up by analytics
- introduced a bunch of Stack pick and roll plays, notably run by CP but also others
- introed a great set of Steph Get plays with JK and BP on the other side
- got BP and TJD to be productive rookies
- Got Wiggins, Looney and Chris Paul to accept being replaced in the starting lineup (and lose minutes and lose closing lineup time) by Kuminga, TJD and Podz.
- got JK to consistently attack the basket
- got Klay to stop hoisting bad shots hunting a good contract and old all-star fame
Eric Apricot (8 ♡):
1. I am sure Klay temporarily improved his team play and who knows what the future holds
2. We can observe that he started them with zero playing time and slowly scaled them, being clear about their role and giving public feedback about what he liked. (It’s natural to criticize him for not doing the same with Moody.) Behind the scenes, there must have been a plan of training involving coaches being assigned to them, having them learn plays in Summer League and G-League along with the necessary cross-unit coordination, etc that I don’t have all the details for.
3. Successful enough that my observation is that they’ve been increasing them in frequency.
4. Maybe my off the cuff phrasing is too generous, but I think the standard of precision is unbalanced.
For many upset fans, Kerr gets the blame for anything negative that happens on the team and then anything positive is the result of something that any coach would have done or the players get all the credit for their own development and play.
I don’t usually protest, as it is the time-honored right of fans to blame the coach.
But for people wanting to see the situation with nuance, it is very interesting to look at all the adjustments and lineup changes that Kerr and Co have tried.
DubsNerd (13 ♡):
Loon posts about Deki. Fitting that they are both laughing in all the pictures he posted. Gotta be rough on Loon, not only dealing with the loss like the rest of the team, but then his daily routine is upended, and every time he warms up with whomever the replacement position coach is will be a reminder. But, Loon seems like he is built to handle it.
ChemKoala (11 ♡):
Hidden salaries is one of the tools someone can hide unfair pay practices/ as a way to suppress labor unity. There are certainly other reasons to do it, but it's not something I particularly like.
OakTownWs (11 ♡):
Hidden pay only serves the very few at the top
JZAlvarado (11 ♡):
So im at my kids basketball game and shes the tallest and they had her playing next to the second tallest teammate of hers. Anyways this was an 8-8 game going to 4th quarter so they subbed them both out, both teams went ultra small and now its 12-14 last couple Of minutes. i say all that to say that I ended up with my own Kevon Looney 😭😭
Sleepy Freud (11 ♡):
With Dray, Loon, Wiggs, JK, GP, TJD, and Podz all in the fold, Saric likely on the way out after this season, and the Warriors getting regularly trounced from beyond the arc, I’m a hard NO on adding any more poor/average shooters or non-shooters. Which is basically everyone proposed in this diary, with the possible exception of De’Andre Hunter.
I’m especially averse to moving Moody, who has potential to be our one real high-volume knockdown three point shooter not named Steph and Klay. He’s currently at .381 career from 3 (reg season plus playoffs) despite being super young and getting yanked in and out of the rotation. He’s got a very natural and repeatable 3 pt stroke; with more regular reps and normal maturation — shooting being the one area where young players tend to make their biggest leaps — I trust him to more anyone else we have to develop into a consistent ~40%-ish three point shooter on high volume.
And the dude has a 7’-1 wingspan, rebounds, defends, and (as he grows into his man body) increasingly attacks the rim.
I get why trade #3 is the one option getting majority approval here, but I still wouldn’t do it. Both Hunter and Murray strike me as Wiggins-level players, give or take, and both are on pricy Wiggs-level contracts. I’d much rather keep our powder dry for something better. Or not trade Moody at all, and let him grow with JK, Podz, and TJD into an intriguing future core.
ServantOfLuna (8 ♡):
I don't think any mid-season trades can turn the season around. If we are planning on a mid-season trade, then they should target a player with hidden potential or is pretty talented but is wasting their talent on a bad team. In 2020, Warriors traded DLo and a couple of role players for Wiggins and a Wolves 1st round pick. In 2012, they traded Monta Ellis and a couple of role players for Bogut and Jackson. Neither of the trades turned the Warriors season around, but they made the Warriors better and led them to championships few years later after the trade was made.
Alex (8 ♡):
There are so many 3's being taken by so many skilled players being scouted and game-planned for so comprehensively, that there is more variance in the league than ever. Teams can shoot themselves into and out of games with astonishing quickness. Teams are suffering Worst Franchise Loss Evers (62!) or achieving Highest Scoring Quarters within weeks of each other. In broad terms, we owe both our 2022 chip and our multiple 20-point collapses to this phenomenon.
I don't want to trade anyone, just want to see us get healthy, coalesce at the right time in the season - which I do believe is Kerr's (and Phil's, and Pop's) best coaching attribute - and take our moonshot. Doubting Curry can go off for four series in the playoffs and lead a team to the championship is just a sign of not noticing the last decade of basketball, or being Max Kellerman.
Sleepy Freud (8 ♡):
I’d argue it’s fallacy to think *any player* is so good that he can carry a team through multiple playoff series against more talented teams that are also better at defending him.
Jordan still has zero ‘chips without Pippen. And the Curry-Poole-Wiggins Warriors beat the brakes off peak MVP Jokic when he didn’t have his uber-talented sidekicks to help him out.
fzwinter (7 ♡):
PBJ now at 50% (8/16) on threes for the year. Starting to get a little run for the Wizards.
JZAlvarado (7 ♡):
Eric Apricot (7 ♡):
As a cranky aside, I personally want the NBA to move the 3PT line farther out. Preferably until the league wide expected value of an open 3 is close to an open 2.
Sleepy Freud (7 ♡):
With you on DeJounte Murray.
There’s this Podziemski guy — 6’-5” combo guard who rebounds like a madman, plays hard-nosed D, shoots ~40% from 3, and has an almost 3:1 ast/tov ratio, with rapidly improving PG skills and all kinds of upside at age 20.
In 828 minutes with Podz on the floor this season, the Warriors have been +4.7 points per 100 possessions — the equivalent of a 50+ win team (much better net rating than, for example, the Milwaukee Bucks).
Do we really want 27 y.o., ball-pounding Dejounte Murray, who’s making $28M a year for the next four seasons after this one, and has now worn out his welcome on two mediocre teams, taking the role, usage, touches, and minutes of our Podz?
Team will privately grieve and process and then it’s back to practice on Sunday
pooryorick (25 ♡):
For a professional sports team to hit pause to grieve with League approval as is happening is such a huge step in the direction of caring for athletes, their families and support staff. Between the tragic loss of Deki and the space given to Andrew Wiggins last season to care for family I feel so much respect for this organization. As fans, we should only cheer on more of this.
Asher B. (24 ♡):
As a mental health provider, the information being provided seems accurate, with one emendation. To the phrase "Though some Warriors players might appear fine by the weekend, others could be emotional over Milojevic’s death for weeks or even months..." I would add "... or not really affected at all."
That's not because I'm more callous than everyone else. It's because grief really does act in unexpected ways and one of those ways is that people are not particularly affected. I have had clients who feel obligated to experience more grief than they do at someone's passing. Family and friends are wondering if they are some cruel robot or in some massive denial; but all they want is to be allowed to feel what they feel, and not feel what they don't feel.
I've had people close to me pass away and it shattered me, and others I knew quite well and it didn't upset me much. I reserve the right to feel how I feel, not the way that others expect of me. It's a very sensitive subject. People are often as we know pretty judgmental, but rarely more so than at a memorial or similar. In their upset they cast questions, if not aloud then internally: "Why is he crying so much he barely knew the deceased." "Why is she not crying at all?" "Why did he bring that new girlfriend she doesn't belong here." "Why is he so focused on the catering, that's not what's important."
On and on. Let us, to use a rather poignant expression, live and let live.
hammystyle (20 ♡):
I didn't know the man, but I still feel a real loss. He was SUCH a cool basketball story.
Undersized big man, dominant in Europe. I always have a soft spot for truly great undersized bigs, because they can only be successful with a mix of strength, will and skill. The Serbian Barkley! What a great nickname!
Becomes a coach, and is just a factory of sending over NBA talent. Someone who was able to take what made them great and translate it for others. Again, rare, and something I always think is special. It's one of a kind coaching. He's teaching the tricks **that he invented**. The legend of what Jokic has accomplished speaks for itself.
Dedicated to work with Wiseman. For a variety of reasons that did not work out, but there is still a warm relationship there. He was the guy most invested in Wiseman. What we did see on the court was Looney quickly became a better finisher at the rim, and a dominant rebounder. And that had a very strong correlation into the Warriors winning this last chip.
We have to assume he's been working with TJD and helped his great rookie year. I just wanted to see where that could go.
So it's a loss as a fan that this demonstrably good coach is no longer. But as a fan it meant something to me that this great basketball story and man was associated with our team.
That's me, I don't really matter. By all accounts he was a larger than life personality with a warm heart and people like that always bring a lot of joy to the people around them. When they're gone it's a huge loss. So your heart goes out to his family, friends and everyone that knew him.
Here's a highlight video of him in game. You can see Jokic in there in a much smaller frame, a little Looney too. Nice to watch, but very bittersweet. This was only 20 years ago, and he was only 26. When you're in your 40's or older you know how fast that time goes.
pooryorick (18 ♡):
I don’t know. Kerr has a well of knowledge when it comes to picking yourself up and succeeding in life after tragedy. This will likely be another dimension of his coaching that his players will benefit from. I don’t see Kerr walking away from the club with unfinished business. I do see him retiring alongside Curry, however.
JZAlvarado (13 ♡):
As a mental health accesee, thank you so much for your service. There wouldn’t be a Mrs Alvarado and two lovely kids without yall
Sleepy Freud (12 ♡):
Happy “73 wins is safe” Day, Dub Nation.
PointGawd (11 ♡):
> For a professional sports team to hit pause . . .
Totally agree. It is also a huge step in two other ways. First, it is a huge step in caring for the fans, some of whom may also be very emotionally affected by this news for various reasons.
Second, it is a huge step in demonstrating to fans, or even modeling for fans, that life is larger than basketball or whatever other paid labor in which someone might engage.
Stefano Gelati (11 ♡):
Things to remember about Deki:
- 11 Serbian kids grown up and sent to the NBA (including one Nikola Jokic that you may have heard about)
- a 6’5” double double machine meant in 40 minutes games and against real European gangsters
- there’s people who manage to be hated by a lot of people. Deki was loved by all people of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
I’ll say it in the Tolkien style: ‘Verdi sentieri, mellonamin Deki’
a great and beloved coach
ServantOfLuna (22 ♡):
Awful news today.. My deepest condolences to Coach Milojevic’s family and the Warriors organization..
Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown speaks about the memory of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic, whom he spent time with during his time with the organization. Milojevic passed away this morning in Salt Lake City.
Darko on Dejan Milojevic: “really tough day for the NBA community. My condolence go to the family of my close friend, who unfortunately passed away this morning. I knew him since I was a teenager. He was a role model, as a player, as a man, as a husband, as a coach.”
Duby Dub Dubs (20 ♡):
Tomorrow's game against the Mavs has been cancelled as well.
Nothing but best wishes and good thoughts for all involved. This is as heavy as it gets
Fantom (20 ♡):
Very sad. Puts seasons travails into true perspective
Aaannnd1 (19 ♡):
English has few words to describe affect. But looking at this man, you could feel his positive energy. On the bench he seemed to be the only coach always smiling or about to smile. In the video clip of his working with Looney and Wiseman, you can imagine him saying ‘that’s good, really good.’ Then when Wiseman falters, saying ‘that’s really really good let’s try it again’.’ In the photo of him with Vusević you can sense his alert and genuinely positive vitality…..the first man to jump out to help the little old lady cross the street. We tend to lionize people after they die, but he seems to have been a truly good human being. What a terrible terrible loss of one so very very young.
Sleepy Freud (18 ♡):
I imagine I’m not the only member of Dub Nation with a massive schoolboy crush on Kerith Burke. She always seems like an adorable person, inside and out.
So, in the latest Dubs Talk podcast, her calm demeanor and mellifluous voice initially soothed my soul in the wake of the horrific news. But when Monte Poole related some of the awful details of Dejan’s last hours, her calm façade broke and you could hear her breaking into tears … which broke my heart. Tears on my morning commute to the office.
Sigh. What a sad, strange time in Dub Nation.
ServantOfLuna (14 ♡):
Raptors head coach Darko Rajakovic said the game was dedicated to his late friend Dejan Milojevic. The Raptors first bucket of the game was on a play that Milojevic taught Rajakovic.
Marissa Hereso (14 ♡):
Oh no...I am so saddened by this and my heart hurts.
Chasing Rings 🏆🏆🏆🏆... (13 ♡):
I guess we now know who's legacy we will be playing for this season. When it comes around, I hope we play with more Dejan Joy!
Being (13 ♡):
Just an awful tragedy. And I can't even imagine how traumatic it must be for everyone that was sharing dinner with him. I'm glad the NBA and the Dubs decided to cancel the game. I can't even imagine how much trauma and grief the team must be going through right now.
Condolences to his family and international community back in Serbia and his NBA family.
Chadara (12 ♡):
Very tragic for the Warriors team.
If reports that the heart attack occurred during a team dinner, how devastating this must be for any and all of the team who were present.
pooryorick (11 ♡):
If there is anyone connected in any way to Coach Milojevic, his family or peers please know that I am deeply sorry and his presence in the NBA will be deeply missed.
Podz People (10 ♡):
Stunning news. Recently attended the funeral of an incredible young man who was taken far too soon. I still tear up just writing this thinking of his family and mates. It’s so hard to fill the hole left behind when we lose amazing people. I can only hope that the void is filled with love for all those who will miss these wonderful people.
GreenDray (9 ♡):
Beyond the general heart-health stuff, and while there is no indication that this specifically might have contributed to Deki's condition, I'm going to start wearing compression socks for longer flights or car drives. I believe that reduces the chances of a pulmonary embolism, which are increased in these situations. It's not a big change to make.
Qin (9 ♡):
The next game has now been postponed.
Carole - the Cape Lady (9 ♡):
Too young. So sad. Red Star, the team in Serbia, wrote a lovely bio and tribute. Google translate actually didn't mangle it. Worth reading. Triple Champ Ogjnen Kuzmic still plays for the team. Hugs for their kids.
Golden State short-handed again, and still short on answers
Captain Jack (20 ♡):
"You changed my life in such a short time. The most important thing you ever told me was to just smile! Your joy and laughs will forever be missed. Shine down on us from heaven. Rest In Peace Dejan Milojević ❤️"
Klaymatic37 (17 ♡):
About a decade ago I was messaging a friend in the night and then the person just never woke up.
It took months before I felt like I had my normal energy and motivation.
I still went to work and did the things I normally do. Not out of a sense of obligation, but I literally just didn't know what else to do with myself. I would be fine one moment and then need to find a closed office.
...the team is absolutely going to need time to find peace with what just happened.
Nellie (16 ♡):
Devastating. What an utter tragedy, and what a traumatic experience for everyone close to him. If you've ever lost someone suddenly this way, you know it's a unique kind of grief. I hope the organization is prepared to support his family, and with the proper therapy for the whole team, especially those who witnessed this.
Chasing Rings 🏆🏆🏆🏆... (13 ♡):
I'm here with ya'll. Saw the game was postponed and then saw why. Just shocked. I really enjoyed and appreciated Decky's demeanour on the sidelines. Seemed like nothing would phase him and he had a secret, like everything is going to be OK... Nothing but love to his family and teammates. Rest In Peace Big Fella xxx #Biggerthanbasketball
crusty quips (11 ♡):
RIP. Gutted by this news, Coach Dejan was beloved by this team.
Janet (11 ♡):
Rest well and in peace, Dejan Milojević. My mother died suddenly, overnight and in her sleep, now decades ago, but the trauma lives, rocking our family’s world and mine in ways I could not have imagined. I had talked to her only the day before, an ordinary conversation, full of humor and goodwill, which I always remember in times like this. It was brief but funny and I kid you not it was about Dennis Rodman. She was a huge fan and her last words before bye for now-I kid you not-were “He’s so misunderstood.”
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