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Craig Robinson (Basketball), Bio, Wife, Michelle Obama, Age and Coach

Craig Robinson (Full name- Craig Malcolm Robinson) is an American college basketball coach, basketball executive, and broadcaster. He was born on April 21, 1962, DeYoung, Illinois, United States.

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Craig Robinson Biography

Craig Robinson (Full name- Craig Malcolm Robinson) is an American college basketball coach, basketball executive, and broadcaster. He was born on April 21, 1962, DeYoung, Illinois, United States.

Robinson is a former head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University. As a player at Princeton University, he was a star forward in the early 1980s and a bond trader during the 1990s. Robinson is currently the vice president of player and organizational development for the New York Knicks.

Craig Robinson Family

Craig Malcolm Robinson was born to Fraser Robinson, a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian Robinson (née Shields), a secretary at Spiegel’s catalog store. Robinson grew up with his family including his younger sister, Michelle in Chicago’s South Shore. He skipped the second grade in school as he learned to read by the age of four at home.

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Robinson is the older brother of Michelle Obama, former U.S. First Lady. He is therefore the brother-in-law of former U.S. President Barack Obama. The two siblings grew up in Chicago’s South Shore and were very close not only in age (two years gap) but also grew up as close friends. They played all their childhood games together and are really close to date.

When Michelle, began dating her law firm colleague, Barack Obama, who played basketball recreationally, she asked her Robinson to play with Obama. This was supposed to be a character assessment exercise that was to result in a report so that she would know whether she could become serious with him. Robinson gave an encouraging report to her.

Craig Robinson Wife

Robinson has two children from his first marriage; a daughter Leslie (born 1996) and son Avery Robinson (born 1992). Leslie, later joined the Princeton Tigers women’s basketball team as a forward.

In 2006, he got married to his wife Kelly Mccrum. The couple has two sons; Austin born 2010 and Aaron born in 2012. It is also worth noting that Robinson’s first wife was African-American and his second wife is white.

Craig Robinson Age

Robinson was born to Fraser Robinson and Marian Robinson on April 21, 1962, DeYoung, Illinois, USA. He attended the parochial Mount Carmel High School, graduating in 1979 as class valedictorian and proceeded to Princeton University. Robinson is 57 years old as osf 2019.

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Craig Robinson Education

Craig Robinson learned to read by the age of four at home and skipped the second grade in school. He then attended the parochial Mount Carmel High School, graduating in 1979 as class valedictorian.

Robinson’s father insisted that he attend Princeton University when Robinson was considering what college to go to. This preference was due to Princeton’s Ivy League academics rather than either the University of Washington or Purdue University, which offered scholarships and major basketball conference play.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1983, completing his senior thesis on social stratification in prisons. Craig Robinson continued his education, earning his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in 1992 and became a bond trader as vice president of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and managing director at Loop Capital Markets.

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Robinson was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year at Princeton University, in 1981–1982 and 1982–1983, leading the league in field goal percentage both years. He is the fourth highest scorer in school history. He graduated in 1983 with a B.A. in Sociology. Robinson and former teammate John W. Rogers, Jr. were among those invited to practice with Michael Jordan as he prepared for his comeback.

In the fourth round of the 1983 NBA Draft, Craig Robinson was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers, but never played in the league. He played professionally for the Manchester Giants in the British Basketball League for two seasons and returned to the U.S. in 1988 to become an assistant coach at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a position he held until 1990.

Craig Robinson Height

Robinson has a huge frame standing at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). He is exceptionally tall, a factor that suited him well during his basketball playing days where he was a forward.

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After his playing career, Craig Robinson went back to school for his post graduate. He joined banking and rose through the ranks to become vice president at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

He left his well paying job to return to basketball, this time as an assistant coach to Bill Carmody at Northwestern University, for six years to where he was an effective recruiter. In 2006, Robinson became a head coach at Brown University where he ran a variation of the Princeton offense which he learned from Pete Carril during his years at Princeton.

Robinson stressed work ethic, used tough love, and tried to improve the players’ vocabulary in improving a mid-level basketball program. A fifth-place placing with a strong finish to the season garnered Robinson the Ivy League men’s basketball Coach of the Year for the 2006–2007 season by Basketball-U.com. The following year, the Brown Bears finished second in the league, and their 19 wins for the season was a team record.

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