His passing has been marked by an outpouring of tribute…

His passing has been marked by an outpouring of tributes from across the basketball world – many in tandem with those to Kobe Bryant – with moments of silence or applause in the Spanish ACB, the EuroLeague and the British Basketball League, as well as the University of Illinois. And Nurse, who was Archibald’s assistant coach with Great Britain, credited his former charge. “First of all, he was a good player,” he said. “And he was an intellect type of guy. Really smart. Had a lot of off-court savvy to him, or interests, or whatever.

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Pau Gasol: Sad, very sad. @RobertArchibald , former teammate on the @memgrizz , has passed away. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP, Robert??????
Robert Archibald, who played a key role for back-to-back Big Ten championship teams at Illinois, has died. UI associate athletic director Kent Brown confirmed Archibald's passing this afternoon, but said no other details were available.
Robert Archibald, the only Scot to ever play in the NBA, died on Thursday in Ilinois. He was aged just 39. His office confirmed the shock news with friends and family stunned at his unexpected passing. No information on the cause was immediately available.
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