Robert Archibald , a former ACB player, died on Friday afternoon at age 39 in the state of Illinois without further details of the cause of death.
The Scottish pivot played in Valencia, Joventut, Unicaja and Zaragoza , and was the only Scottish citizen who has played in the NBA. In the USA he played in Memphis (2002), where he coincided with Pau Gasol, The Suns (2003), the Magic (2003-2004) and the Raptors (2004) after taking his first steps at the University of Illinois (2001-2002) with which he won two consecutive titles of the Big10 Conference .
In 2004 he packed up and made the jump to Europe and signed for Pamesa Valencia (2004), then with Scavolini de Pesaro (2004-2005), Joventut de Badalona (2005-2007), with which he won the Eurocup 2006 , Azovmash Mariupol (2007-2008), Unicaja de Málaga (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 García Reneses where he lived his best moments proclaiming himself Eurocup champion with a team that also included Rudy Fernández, Ricky Rubio and Álex Mumbrú .
Everyone who played and worked with him highlights how good a partner he was and the facilities he put in to work with him. "He was an amazing guy . 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.
Currently, I worked at an insurance company in Illinois and led a quiet life away from basketball.
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