Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson (born April 21, 1962)

Teams coached: Brown Bears, Oregon State Beavers
Brown record: 30-28 (.517)
Oregon State record: 94-105 (.472)
Overall record: 124-133 (.482)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Championships:  1  (2009)
  • CBI Appearances:  5  (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-2020 New York Knicks (VP, player dev)
2016-2017 Milwaukee Bucks (VP, player dev)
2008-2014 Oregon State
2006-2008 Brown
2000-2006 Northwestern (asst)
1988-1990 IIT (asst)

Craig Robinson Facts

  • Craig Malcolm Robinson
  • Born April 21, 1962
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: Princeton University (BA, 1983) / University of Chicago (MBA, 1992)
  • Grew up on Chicago’s South Shore, where he was valedictorian at Mount Carmel HS
    • His younger sister is former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, making Robinson the brother-in-law of Former President of the United States Barack Obama
  • Played at Princeton for legendary head coach Pete Carril; twice named Ivy League POY
    • Was encouraged by Carril to pursue business after a brief professional career
    • Got his MBA from UChicago and worked in finance and banking industries
    • Coached the University of Chicago Lab School (HS) team for one season and was an assistant at Illinois Institute of Technology for two years
  • Started his college coaching career in 2000, working on fellow Carril disciple Bill Carmody‘s staff at Northwestern for six years
  • Spent two seasons as the head coach at Brown, improving the Bears team from 10-17 before he arrived to 19-10 and a CBI berth by his second year
  • Hired by Oregon State in April 2008, taking over a team that went 6-25 (0-18) in 2007-08
    • Went 18-18 and won the 2009 CBI Championship in his first season
    • Led the Beavers to four CBI appearances in six years, but never finished higher than 5th in the Pac-12 standings
    • Fired from his position in May 2014, receiving a $4 million buyout for the remainder of his contract
  • Worked at ESPN as a college basketball analyst for the 2014-15 season
  • Spent one year in the Milwaukee Bucks front office and then spent three years in the New York Knicks front office as VP of Player/Organization Development
  • In July 2020, the NABC announced that Robinson was succeed Jim Haney as the organization’s Executive Director
  • Along with his wife, Kelly, has two sons, as well as a son and daughter from a previous marriage

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