| Assistant coach|
250 lb (113 kg)
1.07 million USD (2003)
6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
University of Arizona
| September 9, 1969 (age 46)
New York City, New York (1969-09-09) |
Fontana (Fontana, California)
Byron Scott, Doc Rivers, Flip Saunders, Rick Carlisle, Mike Brown
Sean Lester Rooks (born September 9, 1969) is a former American former professional basketball player. He played professionally in the NBA from 1992 to 2004. Rooks is an assistant for player development of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Sean Rooks Wikipedia
Rooks was born in New York, New York and attended Fontana High School in Fontana, California. He played college basketball at the University of Arizona with Brian Williams and Ed Stokes. Rooks was an All-American honorable mention.
The 6'10" center was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round (30th overall pick) in the 1992 NBA Draft. He was a starter for the Mavericks in his rookie season and then again in 1995 for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He also played for the Atlanta Hawks, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the New Orleans Hornets, and the Orlando Magic. Rooks played twelve seasons in the NBA before retiring in 2004.
After retiring, Rooks moved 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). In 2012, Rooks joined the Phoenix Suns' player development staff. He resigned from the staff in January 2013 to taking a coaching position overseas.
Rooks son, Kameron Rooks, is a member of the 2013–14 California Golden Bears men's basketball team at the University of California, Berkeley.