NY hires Craig Robinson, brother-in-law of former President Barack Obama

Craig Robinson will take on multiple roles within the New York Knicks front office

The Vertical was the first to report the hire of Robinson, 55, Monday and the New York Times confirmed the hiring through a source.

It's the next step in the Knicks' attempt to move past former team prez Phil Jackson. who was sacked in June.

Robinson had been with the Bucks since 2015. Mills was named Knicks president this offseason after Phil Jackson was ousted by the team.

With the Knicks, Robinson will fill roles including player development as well as serve as general manager for the Knicks' development league team in Westchester.

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From 1979-83, Robinson starred as a forward at Princeton.

Robinson joined Milwaukee having most recently been the head coach at OR, and with a wealth of experience in college as a player and coach before then. The Bucks hired Robinson as a vice president of player and organizational development after he took a year off from coaching, doing some TV work with ESPN.

During his years as a college coach, Robinson was an open supporter of Barack Obama in his first bid for the presidency and then his re-election, and he introduced Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Robinson has coaching and executive experience on the college and professional levels.

Gone are the days of the big splash or bust New York Knicks.

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