The Valencia Basket player is emotional when talking about the death of his former coach
Víctor Claver, Valencia Basket power forward, has expressed his sadness over the death of Dejan Milojevic, who was his coach at Russian club Khimki. The 44-year-old Serbian died last Saturday after a long fight against cancer.
Claver coincided with Milojevic in the 2015-16 season, when the Spaniard played on loan for Khimki from FC Barcelona. Under the orders of the Balkan coach, the Valencian averaged 9.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in the Euroleague, being one of the pillars of the team.
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Milojevic was an outstanding basketball player in his time, becoming the MVP of the ULEB Cup in 2003 with Red Star. As a coach, he managed Mega Leks, Khimki and Buducnost, in addition to being the Serbia U-20 coach.
His death has shocked the basketball world, which has paid him numerous tributes and expressions of affection. Among them, Claver himself, who has shared on his social networks a photo with Milojevic and an emotional message: “Thank you for everything you taught me. I will always remember you.”
Valencia Basket joins the duel
The Taronja club also wanted to express its condolences for the loss of Milojevic, whom it defined as “a great coach and a great person.” Valencia Basket has sent its condolences to the Serbian’s family and friends, as well as to the teams in which he worked.
Valencia Basket’s next game will be on Thursday, against Zenit Saint Petersburg, on matchday 23 of the Euroleague. Jaume Ponsarnau’s team will look for a victory that will bring them closer to the playoff positions, where they currently occupy ninth position with a balance of 11-10.