Knicks hire Craig Robinson, brother-in-law of Barack Obama, for front-office position

Lucy Bush
August 9, 2017

News of Robinson's hiring by the Knicks was first reported by Shams Charania of The Vertical, but the initial reaction has been quick to try and find Obama a job in the franchise as well.

League sources told The Vertical that Robinson's role with the Knicks will include player development and he'll serve as general manager of the Knicks' development G League team, the Westchester Kicks.

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Robinson is expected to work in player development.

He comes to the Knicks from the Milwaukee Bucks, where he was hired in 2015 to be vice president of player and organizational development.

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Robinson was a head coach at Brown from 2006-08 and Oregon State from 2008-14.

When Jackson took over in NY, he made only one significant addition to the front office, bringing in Clarence Gaines Jr. Owner James Dolan began the process by parting ways with team president Phil Jackson, and recently promoted president Steve Mills has built upon that decision.

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Robinson and Mills were teammates at Princeton, where they played for legendary coach Pete Carril. He was a vice president with the Milwaukee Bucks past year season. Robinson has coaching and executive experience on the college and professional levels.

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