Knicks reportedly hire Robinson for front office role

Aug 8, 2017 - 3:30 AM The New York Knicks have reportedly hired former Oregon State basketball coach Craig Robinson, the brother of former first lady Michelle Obama, to a front office position.

The Vertical was the first to report the hire of Robinson, 55, Monday and the New York Times confirmed the hiring through a source. Robinson has coaching and executive experience on the college and professional levels.

Robinson's title with the Knicks is not yet disclosed. Multiple reports suggested he will have a versatile role, including player development duties with the Knicks' G-League team.

Robinson was a head coach at Brown from 2006-08 and Oregon State from 2008-14. He was a vice president with the Milwaukee Bucks last year season. He was in charge of player and organizational development.

He joins general manager Scott Perry and assistant general manager Gerald Madkins in the new-look Knicks front office. Perry and Madkins were hired in the last month after Steve Mills was elevated from general manager to team president following Phil Jackson's dismissal from the role he held since March 2014.

Robinson and Mills were teammates at Princeton, where they played for legendary coach Pete Carril.

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