Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Sean Rooks died Tuesday, hours after interviewing for a pursuit on a New York Knicks coaching staff. He was 46.
After holding a sight home to Philadelphia, Rooks collapsed and died in a restaurant, according to Yahoo Sports. The means of genocide is unknown.
“It is with low unhappiness and strenuous grief that we weep a remarkable detriment of my son, Sean,” his mother, Deborah Brown, pronounced in a matter expelled by a 76ers on Tuesday night.
76ers co-managing owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer called Rooks “a dear son, father and friend.”
“Words simply can't demonstrate a heartbreak and startle a whole classification is feeling over this loss,” they said.
Rooks played 12 years in a NBA, including 3 seasons any with a Lakers (1996-99) and Clippers (2000-03).
“We are repelled and terribly saddened by a news of a genocide of Sean Rooks,” Lakers President and Governor Jeanie Buss pronounced in a statement. “During his time with a Lakers he was a loyal veteran and was a favorite among teammates, coaches and staff. Sean was a accessible man that everybody desired carrying around.”
During his time with a Lakers, Rooks served as backup core to Shaquille O’Neal, who was among a many profitable reverence to their crony on amicable media.
Rooks served as a player-development manager for a 76ers and is pronounced to have had a certain assembly with Knicks Coach Jeff Hornacek, General Manager Steve Mills and President Phil Jackson on Tuesday.
While his army with a Lakers came right before Jackson’s, Rooks did play underneath Kurt Rambis, who is deliberate to be a clever claimant for a pursuit on Hornacek’s staff.
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