Report: Knicks hire Craig Robinson, brother-in-law of Barack Obama

As the New York Knicks attempt to re-brand their image under new general manager Scott Perry, they’ve added a new face. Craig Robinson, who is the brother-in-law to former President Barack Obama, has been reportedly hired on to fill a number of roles within the front office.

Shams Charania of The Vertical reports Robinson’s roles will include “player development and serving as general manager of the Knicks’ development league team in Westchester.”

Robinson has previously worked for the Milwaukee Bucks as their vice president of player and organizational development. He was hired on for that role in 2015 and was previously a college head coach for Oregon State and Brown University.

From 1979-83, Robinson starred as a forward at Princeton. He was a fourth-round pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1983 but never played at the NBA level.