Sean Rooks, American basketball player, Died at 46


Sean Lester Rooks was born on September 9, 1969, and died on June 7, 2016.

He was an American professional basketball player.

Sean Rooks played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1992 to 2004 and was an Assistant for Player Development for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Sean Rooks 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 stood at 6’10” center was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round (30th overall pick) in the 1992 NBA Draft.

Sean Rooks played as a starter for the Mavericks in his rookie season and then again in 1995 for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Sean Rooks also played for the Atlanta Hawks, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the New Orleans Hornets, and the Orlando Magic.

He played for twelve seasons in the NBA before retiring in 2004.

Following his retirement, Rooks relocated into coaching and served as an assistant coach in the NBA Development League for the Bakersfield Jam (2007–2008), the New Mexico Thunderbirds (2010–2011) and the Sioux Falls Skyforce (from March 2012).

During 2012, Sean Rooks joined the Phoenix Suns’ player development staff.

He had 2 children, a daughter, and a son, Kameron Rooks.

He died due to heart disease in Philadelphia.

Sean Lester Rooks passed away at 46 yrs old.