Sports Illustrated is reporting that Craig Robinson, First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother, has been fired as coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team:
Oregon State fired head coach Craig Robinson on Sunday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. In six seasons, Robinson went 94-105 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team.
The biggest surprise of the firing of Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, comes with the timing. Oregon State’s season ended six weeks ago with a loss to Radford in the CBI and Robinson had reportedly received support from Oregon State’s administration. Robinson has three more years remaining on this contract and the university is expected to owe him more than $4 million.
Looks like he won’t be suffering for cash. The Obamas attend Oregon State games on occasion.