Former Laker and Clipper Sean Rooks Dies Hours After Interviewing for Job With Knicks

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Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Sean Rooks died Tuesday, hours after interviewing for a job on the New York Knicks coaching staff. He was 46.

After taking a train home to Philadelphia, Rooks collapsed and died in a restaurant, according to Yahoo Sports. The cause of death is unknown.

“It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean,” his mother, Deborah Brown, said in a statement released by the 76ers on Tuesday night.

76ers co-managing owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer called Rooks “a beloved son, father and friend.”

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