Knicks hiring ex-Princeton star, Barack Obama's brother-in-law for front office job

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

The latest move made to try and get the franchise heading in a positive direction is the hiring of Craig Robinson away from the Milwaukee Bucks.

The news was first reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo!

Craig Robinson, who has been the Bucks' vice president of player personnel and organizational development since being hired in 2016, has chose to leave his post in Milwaukee in exchange for a new role with the New York Knicks.

That combination of coaching and front office experience is consistent with what NY has been searching for this offseason.




Robinson is expected to work in player development.

The New York Knicks have committed wholeheartedly to reshuffling the front office.

The 55-year-old will reportedly serve as general manager of the team's developmental league in Westchester, in addition to assisting with player development. He played college basketball at Princeton and was college teammates with Mills. 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 was head coach at Brown and Oregon State for a total of eight seasons, most recently in 2013-14.

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