Craig Robinson has a new job.
The Bucks front-office executive has accepted a position with the Knicks, The Vertical reported the hire on Monday and the Knicks announced the move Tuesday.
Robinson will serve multiple roles in the franchise’s front office, including player development and serving as general manager of the Knicks’ development league team in Westchester.
Robinson, the brother of Michelle Obama and brother-in-law of former president Barack Obama, was hired by the Bucks last August and has served as Milwaukee’s vice president of player and organizational development.
Robinson’s basketball resume also boasts head coaching gigs at Oregon State from 2008-14 and before that Brown from 2006-08.
When Carmelo Anthony was trying to figure out whether he should buck the trend of NBA stars saying, No, thanks, to a spot on the 2016 Olympic team, one person he turned to for counsel was his old college coach and Team USA assistant Jim Boeheim. With Anthony coming off three straight losing seasons in New York while cycling through three coaches, Boeheim advised him to go to Rio.
It was important for him to be (in Rio) Boeheim said. At least just to have some positive experiences with basketball again. Carmelo has always loved Olympic basketball, he thrives in it as a player and as a leader.
That’s the tricky part of Anthony. In the NBA, he viewed as a sourpuss who ticks off the old-schoolers who say his game is selfish. In the Olympics, though, he’s a bright and happy leader, playing exemplary basketball.