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Chris Mannix: The Sixers confirm the passing of former assistant coach Sean Rooks. No cause of death given. Rooks, a 12-year NBA veteran, was 46.
Hours after interviewing for an assistant coaching job with the New York Knicks on Tuesday, former NBA center Sean Rooks collapsed and died in a Philadelphia restaurant. Rooks, considered a warm and engaging gentleman within the basketball community, had been a player-development coach for the past two years with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Rooks, 46, had traveled to New York and back again on the train Tuesday, meeting with Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, general manager Steve Mills and president Phil Jackson about becoming an assistant coach. Rooks and Knicks officials had departed the meeting enthusiastic that Rooks might join Hornacek’s staff and that an agreement could be reached soon, league sources said.
Marc J. Spears: Sean Rooks was a gentle giant who always greeted me with warmth. He was on the verge of being hired as Hornets' D-League coach, sources said.
Bob Cooney: Hearing word of death of Sixers assistant Sean Rooks. Great guy. Could talk hoops with him all day. Keep family in your prayers, please.
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