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Robert Archibald - PF/C, 6'11, 250
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
       Date of birth: 03/29/1980
       Country: Britain
     Drafted (NBA): 32nd pick, 2002
     Out of: Illinois
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

9th April, 2002 USBL Drafted 38th overall in the 2002 USBL Draft by St. Joseph Express.
2002 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 32nd overall by Memphis.
2nd July, 2002 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Memphis. Included team option for 2003/04.
27th June, 2003 NBA Memphis exercised 2003/04 team option.
30th September, 2003 NBA Traded by Memphis, along with Brevin Knight and Cezary Trybanski, to Phoenix in exchange for Jake Tsakalidis and Bo Outlaw.
26th December, 2003 NBA Traded by Phoenix to Orlando in exchange for a conditional 2005 second round pick (not conveyed).
2nd January, 2004 NBA Traded by Orlando to Toronto in exchange for Mengke Bateer, the draft rights to Remon Van De Hare (#52, 2003), and the right to swap 2005 second round picks (exercised; Orlando moved from #41 and Roko Ukic to #38 and Travis Diener).
6th September, 2004 Spain Signed a one year contract with Valencia.
16th November, 2004 Spain Released by Valencia.
18th November, 2004 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Pesaro.
20th August, 2005 Spain Signed a two year contract with Joventut Badalona.
June 2006 Spain Joventut Badalona exercised 2006/07 contract option.
3rd July, 2007 Ukraine Signed a one year contract with Azovmash.
1st July, 2008 Spain Signed a two year contract with Unicaja Malaga.
9th August, 2010 Spain Re-signed by Unicaja Malaga to a one year contract.
9th July, 2011 Spain Signed a one year contract with Zaragoza.
When: Where:
1998 - 2002 Illinois (NCAA)
June 2002 - September 2003 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
September 2003 - December 2003 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
December 2003 - January 2004 Orlando Magic (NBA)
January 2004 - June 2004 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
September 2004 - November 2004 Valencia (Spain)
November 2004 - June 2005 Pesaro (Italy)
July 2005 Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
August 2005 - June 2007 Joventut Badalona (Spain)
July 2007 - June 2008 Azovmash (Ukraine)
July 2008 - June 2011 Unicaja Malaga (Spain)
July 2011 - June 2012 Zaragoza (Spain)
From blog:

   Ben Gordon finally commits to Great Britain national team

Britain (and England in particular) are starting to place some good big men prospects abroad. Joel Freeland was a first round draft pick of the Blazers back in 2006, who is slowly making a name for himself in the powerhouse Spanish ACB. Another Blazers draft pick, Dante Cunningham, has also worked out for the British team, although he doesn't have the pre-requisite passport yet. Former Hornets forward Sean Banks is also eligible for a British passport, and supposedly in the process of getting one. And other British big man prospects that you may have heard of include Dan Clark (Estudiantes Madrid, ACB), Justin Robinson (Rider), Eric Boateng (just graduated from Arizona State University) and Matthew Bryan-Amaning (University of Washington).

There's some established talent out there, too. Luol Deng, you know about. One-time NBA big man Robert Archibald is also playing in the ACB to a high level, even if he is Scottish. Former NBA draft pick Andy Betts - a man able to make the CV boosting claim that he was once traded for Peja Stojakovic - is still plying his trade in the Greek first division with Aris, a Euroleague team this year. Ex-Raptors forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu is a stalwart of the national team, and finally found the NBA employment last season that he should have had for the last few years. Michael Olowokandi has a British passport (although we don't want him), as has Steve Nash (whom we sadly can't have). And worse case scenario, there's always Providence's Randall Hanke.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Robert Archibald - After a lengthy and quality career, Archibald retired this summer after playing in his first and only Olympics. In his own words, he is "taking a little time off in between careers".

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 3

- Robert Archibald

Robert Archibald and his hybrid accent are to be found in the same place that they're always found - Spain. Playing for Unicaja Malaga, Arch is having a pretty bad year, averaging only 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.2 fouls per game in the ACB, improving to 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 fouls per game in the Euroleague. Nevertheless, his team mate there this year is fellow Brit and Aldershot's finest, Joel Freeland; others you will have heard of include Omar Cook, Shammond Williams, Nedzad Sinanovic, Taquan Dean and Gorgeous Giorgos Printezis. And this is why the ACB is the best league outside of the NBA. Even the middle-of-the-road teams are stacked.

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