Sean Rooks (1969-2016)

Former NBA center and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died Tuesday at the age of 46. Rooks was an all-Pac-10 player at the University of Arizona before a 12-year career in the NBA.

The NBA family took to social media to share its condolences and memories.

Sad news to hear my friend & teammate Sean Rooks has passed away. I send my condolences to his family what a great guy and teammate!

— Corey Maggette (@Corey_Maggette)June 8, 2016

Prayers go out to Sean Rooks and his family, way to young to be taken. What a great guy he was. You will be missed from Your@NBAfamily

— Bobby Jackson (@TheBobbyJackson)June 8, 2016