Knicks Hire Obama's Brother-in-Law for Front Office Position

Knicks Hire Obama's Brother-in-Law for Front Office Position

Knicks Hire Obama's Brother-in-Law for Front Office Position

Robinson had been with the Bucks since 2015.

The news was first reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo!

Robinson is in line to fill many holes for the organization, including player development, but will not replace general manager Allan Houston of the Knicks' G-League affiliate Westchester Knicks, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, countering prior reports.

Robinson is expected to work in player development.

Upon exiting the coaching world, Robinson spent two seasons as Vice President of Player Development for the Milwaukee Bucks.

He joins general manager Scott Perry and assistant general manager Gerald Madkins in the new-look Knicks front office. He played at Princeton with Knicks president Steve Mills. He was a vice president with the Milwaukee Bucks past year season.

Following his stop at Brown, Robinson went to Oregon State University where he racked up 93 wins from 2008-2014, the 4th winningest coach in program history.

Leading to all the shuffling around within the Knicks front office this offseason, the Eastern Conference franchise initially elected to part ways with former president of basketball operations Phil Jackson.

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

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