Skyforce Names Rooks Assistant Coach

Sioux Falls, S.D. (Feb. 28, 2012) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that Sean Rooks has been named an assistant coach for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. The 13-year NBA veteran has two seasons of coaching experience in the NBA Development League.

Rooks previously served as an assistant coach for the New Mexico Thunderbirds (2010-11) and Bakersfield Jam (2007-08). He briefly served as interim head coach of the Jam following the resignation of head coach Jim Harrick. He also worked in other capacities for the Jam as he was a television analyst at home games for two seasons and held the role of team mentor during the 2006-07 season.

Rooks holds NBA career averages of 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 749 games with the Dallas Mavericks (190), Minnesota Timberwolves (129), Atlanta Hawks (16), Los Angeles Lakers (146), Los Angeles Clippers (213), New Orleans Hornets (35) and Orlando Magic (20). He averaged career highs in points (13.5) and rebounds (7.4) as a rookie with the Mavericks in 1992-93. He was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (30th overall) of the 1992 NBA Draft following a successful collegiate career at the University of Arizona.

Season tickets and 12-ticket flex packs for the 2011-12 season are on sale. Discounts and benefits are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.