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.
Mark Woods: In today’s @scotmailsport , an extended tribute to the late great Gentle Giant Robert Archibald
Former Illinois center Robert Archibald, a member of the Illini’s 2000-01 and 2001-02 teams that won a share of the Big Ten championship, has died at age 39, the university confirmed Friday. The cause of death remained unknown.
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.
June 24, 2022 | 9:16 pm EDT Update
JD Shaw: The Memphis Grizzlies are adding shooting guard Dakota Mathias (@DMathias31) to their summer league roster, his agency Edge Sports tells @HoopsRumors. Mathias holds two-way experience with the Sixers.
Law Murray: Source to @theathletic: Nebraska shooting guard Trey McGowens will join LA Clippers for summer league in Las Vegas next month. McGowens tied for team lead with 1.6 steals per game last season to go with 4.1 rebounds and 36.8% 3-point shooting. Played at Pitt before Nebraska.
JD Shaw: The Dallas Mavericks are adding swingman Isaiah Brown to their summer league roster, his agent Andre Buck tells @HoopsRumors. Brown, 24, attended a free-agent mini-camp with the team earlier this week.
June 24, 2022 | 7:39 pm EDT Update
Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today the team has named Steve Clifford head coach. Clifford, who previously served the team’s head coach from 2013-2018, returns to Charlotte, where his 196 wins ranks second in franchise history, sitting just 11 behind Allan Bristow.
Damichael Cole: David Roddy said he got a text message from Tyus Jones before the NBA Draft. He called Jones one of his mentors growing up in Minnesota. He played AAU basketball with Tyus’ younger brother, Tre Jones.