It should be no surprise there was a rare sighting of Nate “Tiny” Archibald at the ceremonial opening Wednesday of the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School, a charter school in The Bronx with a curriculum focused on the basketball industry.
The two basketball buddies from the Northeast – Monroe, 76, from South Philadelphia; Archibald, 73, from the South Bronx – go way back.
Monroe became a Knick and was on their last championship team in 1973. His No. 15 is retired to the Garden’s rafters.
Archibald never wore the orange and blue. In a 14-year career with the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City Kings, New York Nets (one season), Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, Archibald played 876 games, averaging 18.8 points and 7.4 assists per game.