Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/26/14

FAIRFAX, VA. - AUGUST 03: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at George Mason University on August 3, 2009 in Fairfax, Virginia. The event was held to mark the implementation of the post 9/11 GI Bill, which will provide veterans with comprehensive educational benefits. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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. Photo via Twitter/@TPMFiled under: College Basketball, Top Stories
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