Craig Robinson, the brother-in-law of former President Barack Obama, will join the Knicks in a front-office role, The Vertical reported Monday.
Robinson, 55, previously was an executive in player development with the Bucks. He is expected to serve in a variety of capacities, including player development and as part of the group running the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G-League, whose general manager is Allan Houston.
Robinson was head coach at Brown and Oregon State for a total of eight seasons, most recently in 2013-14. He played for Princeton with Knicks president Steve Mills.
The Knicks declined to comment on the report.
Dotson signs contract. The Knicks announced the signing of second-round draft pick Damyean Dotson, a 6-6 guard out of the University of Houston, and the re-signing of Ron Baker.
Dotson, the 44th overall pick in the NBA Draft, averaged 17.4 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Cougars last season. He averaged 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds for the Knicks’ summer league team in Orlando.
Terms for Baker were not disclosed, but it was widely reported last month that he had agreed to a two-year deal worth $8.9 million. The 6-4 Baker, who was undrafted out of Wichita State, averaged 4.1 points, 2.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 16.5 minutes in 52 games as a rookie last season.