Sean Rooks

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Sean Rooks
Sean Rooks - Arizona Wildcats.jpg
Rooks, circa 1987
Personal information
Born(1969-09-09)September 9, 1969
New York City, New York
DiedJune 7, 2016(2016-06-07) (aged 46)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolFontana (Fontana, California)
CollegeArizona (1988–1992)
NBA draft1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career1992–2012
PositionCenter
Number45
Coaching career2007–2016
Career history
As player:
19921994Dallas Mavericks
19941996Minnesota Timberwolves
1996Atlanta Hawks
19961999Los Angeles Lakers
1999–2000Dallas Mavericks
20002003Los Angeles Clippers
2003–2004New Orleans Hornets
2004Orlando Magic
2005Unicaja Málaga
2005Joventut Badalona
2011–2012Los Angeles Slam
As coach:
2007–2008Bakersfield Jam (asst.)
2010–2011New Mexico Thunderbirds (asst.)
2012Sioux Falls Skyforce (asst.)
2012–2013Phoenix Suns (asst.)
2013–2016Sioux Falls Skyforce (asst.)
20142016Philadelphia 76ers (asst.)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,676 (6.2 ppg)
Rebounds2,877 (3.8 rpg)
Blocks499 (0.7 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Sean Lester Rooks (September 9, 1969 – June 7, 2016)[1] was an American professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1992 to 2004. He was an Assistant for Player Development for the Philadelphia 76ers. He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats, earning all-conference honors in the Pac-10 (known later as the Pac-12) as a senior. He was born in New York City.

For the NBA, Rooks played for the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets, and the Orlando Magic. He retired from playing in 2012. He was the assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers at the time of his death.

Rooks died on June 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from heart disease, aged 46.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ex-NBA player Sean Rooks, who interviewed for ass't gig with Knicks, reportedly died of heart disease". NYDailyNews.com.
  2. Schilken, Chuck (June 8, 2016). "Former Laker and Clipper Sean Rooks dies hours after interviewing for a job with the Knicks". LA Times. Retrieved June 8, 2016.