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Apparently family ties can’t get you everything, even if your connections include the leader of the free world.
Oregon State basketball coach Craig Robinson was fired on Monday after six seasons as head coach of the Beavers. Robinson is the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.
Robinson took over the basketball team in Corvallis in 2008, just months before his sister’s husband, Barack Obama, was elected as the 44th president of the United States.
While his brother-in-law enjoyed a victory in the polls, Robinson failed to find success on the basketball court. The 52-year-old Chicago native led the previously moribund Beavers to a respectable 18-18 record in his first season as head coach but led the team to just one season above .500 after that.
Robinson finished with an overall record of 93-104 in Corvallis and failed to make the NCAA Tournament during his entire tenure with the team.
Maybe his influential in-law can find him some work in politics.
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Craig Robinson, brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, has been fired as Oregon State’s men’s head basketball coach.
Robinson was 94-105 in six seasons with the Beavers. He will receive a reported buyout of $4 million from the university.
“I want to thank Coach Robinson and his family for their contributions to Oregon State University,” said athletic director...
I’m not sure why it happened on May 5th, but Oregon State parted ways with Craig Robinson today. The President’s brother in law never made an NCAA tournament appearance with the Beavers, and finished the season inside the KenPom top 100 just twice in his 6 year tenure. He finished with a 93-104 record overall, and his best Pac 10/12 finish was a tie for 5th in 2010.
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New Mexico State's Marvin Menzies, UC Irvine's Russell Turner, former UCLA coach Ben Howland and Denver Nuggets assistant Lester Conner are four names popping up in connection with the Oregon State men's basketball job that came open Monday after the Beavers fired Craig Robinson.
Athletic director Bob De Carolis, speaking about Robinson's dismissal and where the...
Oregon State fired men's basketball coach Craig Robinson on Sunday night, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.
The development comes six weeks after OSU's final game.
That makes the timing of this decision highly unusual and curious.
Robinson, best known for being the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, spent six seasons at Oregon State, where he went 93...
President Barack Obama took a page out of Richard Sherman’s playbook to deal with some haters at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The Seattle cornerback became a household name when he called out Michael Crabtree in a fiery and emotional postgame rant following the Seahawks’ win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. Sherman put Crabtree on blast...
Sports Illustrated is reporting that Oregon State has fired Craig Robinson as head basketball coach.
BREAKING: Oregon State fires basketball coach Craig Robinson. http://t.co/oEubbfa90c
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) May 5, 2014
Robinson’s six-year tenure ends with a 93-104 record and no NCAA Tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five...
It is hard not to agree that President Barack Obama always delivers at the White House’s yearly Correspondents’ Dinner. This year was no exception.
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