Oregon State fires Michelle Obama's brother as basketball coach
May 5th, 2014
02:16 PM ET
5 months ago

Oregon State fires Michelle Obama's brother as basketball coach

(CNN) – Oregon State University canned men's basketball coach Craig Robinson, the brother of first lady Michelle Obama, on Monday, saying in a statement that the decision is in the best interests of the school.

A national search for a new coach has begun, Athletic Director Bob De Carolis said.

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  1. Good Ole Mr. Wilson

    Coaches come and go. He will move on; good luck to him.

    May 5, 2014 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Looks like crazy Rick Scott sitting under the coach's forearm!

    May 5, 2014 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    He's about to get something like $4M for his contract ending early from what I heard. I'm sure he'll survive.

    May 5, 2014 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. salty dog

    Waiting for some rwnj to throw politics into this, I have no idea how, but I have faith in them.

    May 5, 2014 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    This belongs in the Sports section, not politics.

    May 5, 2014 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    Nothing wrong.

    May 5, 2014 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  7. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Must be a slow news day for Foxlite....

    May 5, 2014 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Oh, yeah, and this is NOT political news.

    May 5, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    Robinson will be fine. Go Beavs!!

    May 5, 2014 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  10. otlset

    "Say what? That's my brother-in-law! Get me the IRS Val, I think they should get in touch with the OSU staff..."

    - King Putt the Liar.

    May 5, 2014 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  11. sifto

    Nothing to do with politics..who cares?

    May 5, 2014 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    @Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....This belongs in the Sports section, not politics.
    So does the screecher from AK. She belongs nowhere!

    May 5, 2014 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    Fun Fact for all you "I hate public employees and they should all be laid off!" folks:

    The highest paid public employee in 39 of our great United States is either a football (28) or basketball coach (11).

    Three reasons why this blows:
    1. Coaches don't generate revenue on their own; the student-athletes who actually do the playing have scholarships, but beyond that don't make a dime.

    2. Coach salaries don't reflect performance; for example, in 2011-2012, Mack Brown was paid $5 million to lead a mediocre 8-5 Texas team to the Holiday Bowl.

    3. The revenue generated by the teams rarely makes its way back to the general funds of these universities. All this football/basketball revenue is sucked up by coach and AD salaries, by administrative and facility costs, and by the athletic department's non-revenue generating sports; it's not like it's going to microscopes and Bunsen burners.

    May 5, 2014 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. smith

    The ticker throwing out a baited hook on this one. I must say (so far) im impressed that no one has taken the bait and ran with it.

    May 5, 2014 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |