Knicks hire Barack Obama's brother-in-law Craig Robinson for front office gig

Former President Barack Obama chats with his brother-in-law Craig Robinson in 2015

The Vertical first reported Robinson's hiring.

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

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The 55-year-old will hold a number of positions with the Knicks including general manager of the team's G-League affiliate in Westchester while overseeing player development. The Milwaukee Bucks front office executive has risen his way through the National Basketball Association ranks, but is perhaps best known for his relation to Obama: Robinson is the brother-in-law to the ex-President.

It's the next step in the Knicks' attempt to move past former team prez Phil Jackson. who was sacked in June. They also created the only front office in the Association with an African-American president and an African-American general manager-a progressive truth that was built upon with the latest hire. He was hired on for that role in 2015 and was previously a college head coach for Oregon State and Brown University. The Bucks hired Robinson as a vice president of player and organizational development after he took a year off from coaching, doing some TV work with ESPN. Robinson has coaching and executive experience on the college and professional levels.

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