Sean Rooks' kids share moving messages following his tragic death

BY foxsports • June 8, 2016

The sudden death of Sean Rooks on Tuesday at age 46 rocked the basketball world, prompting an outpouring of tributes to the much-respected big man.

Rooks may not have had a celebrated career, but he clearly touched plenty of people as both a player and a coach.

"It was exciting for me to sit with him recently and see the enthusiasm he had while preparing to interview for the head coach position with an NBA D-League team," Philadelphia 76ers coach Brent Brown told The Associated Press. "We would role-play, ask each other different questions, and when he left I felt like he had a real chance to make a significant advancement in his own coaching career."

Rooks' children Kameron, a 7-footer playing for the Cal Bears, and Khayla, an all-state player at Mission Hills (Calif.) High School, are following in his footsteps.

Kameron Rooks

They shared their heartache on Twitter along with the tributes from others, and posted their own personal, moving messages.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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