Report: Oregon State Fires Head Coach Craig Robinson

After his six seasons and 95-104 record with the Beavers, the university has decided to part ways with Michelle Obama’s brother. 

Craig Robinson

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Oregon State fired head coach and Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson, Sunday night, according to Sports Illustrated.

In six seasons with the Beavers, Robinson had a losing 95-104 record, with no NCAA tournament appearances. According to SI, the big surprise in the firing of the president's brother-in-law is not that he was let go but that the school waited some six weeks after Oregon State's season ended to fire him.

According to SI, the university will owe Robinson more than $4 million because he had three more years remaining on his contract.

Robinson's first year with the team, the 2008-09 season, may have been his most successful: He led the Beavers to an 18-win season that coincided with the election campaign of Obama. In the summer of 2008, Robinson would introduce Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

Robinson's career would take a hard turn after his first season playing in the Pac-12 (Pacific-12 athletic conference): He finished with a 39-69 record in Pac-12 play, SI reports.

Read more at Sports Illustrated.

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