Warriors reveal jersey patch in honor of late assistant coach Dejan Milojević

The Golden State Warriors will play the rest of the season without assistant coach Dejan Milojević after his death by heart attack, but he'll still have a presence with the team.

The team revealed a jersey patch featuring the initials "DM" inside a heart to be worn for the rest of 2023-24.

Additionally, the Warriors announced that they will feature an identical logo on the court at the Chase Center.

Milojević's death Jan. 16 stunned the NBA, with the reaction showing how well-loved he was around the league. The Warriors postponed games against the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks in response, and head coach Steve Kerr spoke up about Milojević's impact on the team:

“Heartbreaking. Devastating,” Kerr said. “It’s just the saddest thing I’ve ever been a part of in the NBA. We lose someone who is so close to us, and then, more importantly, seeing his family suffer. This last week has been … full of all of the above.”

Milojević joined the Warriors in 2021 after years as a head coach in Montenegro and his native Serbia. Before that, he was a highly successful player in the ABA League of Eastern Europe, in which he won MVP a record three times.