Sean Rooks

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Sean Rooks
Philadelphia 76ers
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1969-09-09) September 9, 1969 (age 45)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Fontana (Fontana, California)
College Arizona (1988–1992)
NBA draft 1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 1992–2012
Position Center
Coaching career 2007–present
Career history
As player:
19921994 Dallas Mavericks
19941996 Minnesota Timberwolves
1996 Atlanta Hawks
19961999 Los Angeles Lakers
1999–2000 Dallas Mavericks
20002003 Los Angeles Clippers
2003–2004 New Orleans Hornets
2004 Orlando Magic
2005 Unicaja Málaga (Spain)
2005 Joventut Badalona (Spain)
2011–2012 Los Angeles Slam (ABA)
As coach:
2007–2008 Bakersfield Jam (asst.)
2010–2011 New Mexico Thunderbirds (asst.)
2012 Sioux Falls Skyforce (asst.)
2013–present Sioux Falls Skyforce (assistant)
2014–present Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,676 (6.2 ppg)
Rebounds 2,877 (3.8 rpg)
Blocks 499 (0.7 bpg)
Stats at

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).

Early life[edit]

Rooks was born in New York, New York and attended Fontana High School in Fontana, California.[1] He played college basketball at the University of Arizona with Brian Williams and Ed Stokes.[2] Rooks was an All-American honorable mention.[3]

Playing career[edit]

The 6'10" center was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round (30th overall pick) in the 1992 NBA Draft.[4] 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.

Coaching career[edit]

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).[5] In 2012, Rooks joined the Phoenix Suns' player development staff.[6] He resigned from the staff in January 2013 to taking a coaching position overseas.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Rooks son, Kameron Rooks, is a member of the 2013–14 California Golden Bears men's basketball team at the University of California, Berkeley.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Sean Rooks". Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "#24 Greatest Wildcat of All Time: Sean Rooks". Arizona Wildcats Basketball. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "One-on-One with Sean Rooks". Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sean Rooks". Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Phoenix Suns add Rooks, Hall-of-Famer Ralph Sampson to player development team". SB Nation. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sean Rooks hired as player development coach in Phoenix". SB Nation. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "New Suns coach Lindsey Hunter's staff up in the air". SB Nation. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sean Rooks applauds son's choice of Cal". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ "#44 Kameron Rooks". Cal Athletics. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 

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