Robert Archibald, former ACB player dies



The Pvot Scots played in Valencia, Joventut, Unicaja and Zaragoza, and was the only Scottish citizen who has played in the NBA

Robert Archibald

Robert Archibald, at Unicaja.

Robert Archibald, former player of the ACB, died this Friday afternoon at 39 in the state of Illinois without having transcended more details of the cause of death.

The pvot escocs jug in the Valencia, Joventut, Unicaja and Zaragoza, and was the only Scottish citizen who has militated in the NBA. In the USA I play in Memphis(2002), where it coincided with Pau Gasol, Los Suns (2003), the Magic (2003-2004) and the raptors (2004) after taking his first steps at the University of Illinois (2001-2002) with which got two consecutive titles of the Big10 Conference.

In 2004 he packed up and made the jump to Europe and fich for Pamesa Valencia (2004), then with Scavolini de Pesaro (2004-2005), Joventut de Badalona (2005-2007), with which won the 2006 Eurocup, Azovmash Mariupol (2007-2008), Unicaja de Mlaga (2008-2011) and CAI Zaragoza (2011-2012). He retired after playing with the selection of Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

It was with the Joventut of Aitor Garca Reneses where he lived his best moments proclaiming himself a Eurocup champion with a team in which he also were Rudy Fernndez, Ricky Rubio and lex Mumbr.

Everyone who played and worked with him highlights how good a companion he was and the facilities he puts to work with him. “He was an amazing boy. He always cared about the team and trained hard in every game, “said Lon Kruger, the man who recruited Archibald for the University of Illinois to The News-Gazette.

At present, I worked at an insurance company in Illinois and led a quiet life away from basketball.

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