Nate Archibald
On his way to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Nathaniel "Tiny" Archibald learned all about rising from desperate surroundings to extraordinary heights. It was an education that started early in life and served him well through a 14-year playing career that led him from the lowly Cincinnati Royals to an NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics. Before retiring at the end of the 1983-84 season, Archibald became the only player ever to lead the league in both scoring and assists in a season (34.0 ppg, 11.4 apg in 1972-73). At the time of his retirement, he also had 6,476 regular-season assists, which ranked ninth among the career leaders. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary
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FG%
3PFG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Stls
Blks
Pts
PPG
876
.467
.224
.810
2046
2.3
6476
7.4
719
81
16481
18.8
Full Name: Nathaniel Archibald
Born: 9/2/48 in New York
High School: DeWitt Clinton, (Bronx, N.Y.)
College: Texas El-Paso
Drafted by: Cincinnati Royals, 1970 (19th overall)
Transactions: Traded to New York Nets, 9/10/76; Traded to Buffalo Braves, 9/1/77; Traded to Boston Celtics, 8/4/78; Signed with Milwaukee Bucks, 8/1/83
Nickname: Tiny
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160 lbs.
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1991); NBA champion (1981); All-NBA First Team (1973, '75, '76); All-NBA Second Team (1972, '81); Six-time All-Star; All-Star Game MVP (1981); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).