The New York Knicks are employing Craig Robinson, a brother-in-law of former President Barack Obama, for a front-office role, fasten sources reliable to ESPN.
Robinson is not approaching to offer as ubiquitous manager for a Knicks’ G League team. That purpose is approaching to continue to be filled by Allan Houston, sources said.
The Vertical initial reported Robinson’s hiring.
Robinson, a teammate of Knicks boss Steve Mills during Princeton, had served as clamp boss of actor and organizational growth for a Milwaukee Bucks given 2016.
He will play a purpose in New York’s actor growth program, that is deliberate essential for a Knicks organisation committed to rebuilding around a immature core of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez and first-round collect Frank Ntilikina.
This is a third poignant front-office sinecure done by Mills given holding over for Phil Jackson final month.
Mills hired Scott Perry as ubiquitous manager, and Mills and Perry brought in LA Clippers executive Gerald Madkins, a former Knicks scout, to offer as partner ubiquitous manager.
Perry has met with many members of a stream front office, and he and Mills have been restructuring a group.
Robinson was a conduct manager during Oregon State from 2008 to 2014, going 94-105 altogether while unwell to make an NCAA contest appearance. Prior to fasten a Beavers, he coached during Brown for dual seasons.