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Oregon State fires President Obama’s brother-in-law Craig Robinson as basketball coach

05/05/2014 at 11:55 am By

OG~eRmI-360Craig Robinson, brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, has been fired as Oregon State’s men’s head basketball coach.

Robinson was 94-105 in six seasons with the Beavers. He will receive a reported buyout of $4 million from the university.

“I want to thank Coach Robinson and his family for their contributions to Oregon State University,” said athletic director Bob De Carolis in a statement released by the school. “This was a difficult decision, but after further evaluation, I believe it is in the best interests of our student-athletes, our basketball program and our University.”

While Oregon State did post a .500 record of 16-16 this past season, they were also losing their top five scorers and are destined to a rough 2014-2015. It may have been cool to have Presidential ties on the baseline, but winning trumps all in college sports.

-ALR

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