Former NBA player Sean Rooks is dead. Sean died of a heart attack hours after being interviewed for a job on the coaching staff of the New York Knicks.
Rooks, 46, who was an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers, had returned to Philly after meeting with the Knicks’ new head coach, Jeff Hornacek, president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills.
He met the Knicks team in Tarrytown and was met with an ‘enthusiastic’ response and then took a train back to Philadelphia but died later after suffering a heart attack at a restaurant in the city.
Rooks, a six foot 10 inch journeyman, had played for Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic and for both the Lakers and the Clippers in Los Angeles.