Former Brown Coach Robinson Hired by New York Knicks

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Joe Calabro, GoLocalProv Sports Team

Craig Robinson
Former Brown Basketball coach Craig Robinson has been hired by the New York Knicks for a front office position, according to The Vertical.

With the Knicks, Robinson will fill roles including player development as well as serve as general manager for the Knicks’ development league team in Westchester.

Robinson previously served as the vice president of player and organization development for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Craig Robinson at Brown

Robinson coached at Brown University from 2006-2008 and finished with a record of 30-28 overall. In 2008, Robinson got the Bears to the College Basketball Invitational Tournament where they lost in the first round to Ohio. 

Following his stop at Brown, Robinson went to Oregon State University where he racked up 93 wins from 2008-2014, the 4th winningest coach in program history. Robinson was fired by Oregon State in 2014. 

Robinson began his coaching career in 1999 at Northwestern University following a playing career at Princeton. 

He is the older brother of former First Lady Michelle Obama. 

  • 15.

    Brian Blaney 

    College: Roanoke College 

    Graduated: 1994 

    • Led the Maroons to a 61-20 record during his 4 seasons. 
    • Led Roanoke to a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament as a senior 
  • 14.

    John Mariano

    College: Saint Anselm 

    Graduated: 2011 

    • Served as team captain in his senior year. 
    • Played 113 games in his career
    • Two time recipient of the Al Grenert Coach's Award for sacrifice 


    PHOTO: Twitter

  • 13.

    Tyler Simms 

    College: Trinity 

    Graduated: 2008 

    • Named team captain in 2007-2008 
    • Helped Bantams win NESCAC tournament championship in 2007-2008 for first time in school history. 
  • 12.

    Ed Cooley 

    College: Stonehill College 

    Graduated: 1994 

    • Three time captain of the basketball team 
    • Finished his career with 795 points and 594 rebounds in 107 games
  • 11.

    Chris Burns 

    College: Bryant 

    Graduated: 2007 

    • Helped Bryant get to the 2005 NCAA Division II National Championship game
    • Named Player of the Game  in championship game
    • Helped Bryant reach 4 straight NCAA Division II Tournaments
    • Named Northeast-10 2003-04 Freshman of the Year
    • All-Northeast-10 First Team in 06-07 


    PHOTO: Delaware online

  • 9.

    David Cox 

    College: William & Mary 

    Graduated: 1996 

    • 4 year letter winner and 3 year starter
    • Finished career with 670 points, 216 rebounds, 336 assists and a .352 3-point field goal % 
    • Recorded a career high 12 assists against George Mason in 1995 
  • 8.

    Jeff Battle 

    College: Marshall University 

    Graduated: 1985 

    • Helped Thundering Herd to a 82-38 record from 1982 to 1985. 
    • Led Marshall to 2 consecutive NCAA Tournament beths. 
    • Team captain in both junior and senior seasons
    • Played 4 seasons at Marshall
  • 8.

    Frankie Dobbs 

    College: Bryant 

    Graduated: 2012 

    • Bryant captain in 2012-13
    • Led Bryant to first ever Division I postseason berth
    • Netted 1,232 career points (1,172 of them at Bryant) and 500 career assists.
    • Averaged 13 points per game, shot 39% from the field and 35% from three-point land in 4 seasons. 
    • Dobbs still ranks in 2nd all-time at Bryant in assists and assists per game.
    • He still ranks 4th all-time at Bryant in free throws made, 5th in free throw percentage and 6th in three-pointers. 
  • 7.

    Tim O'Shea

    College: Boston College 

    Graduated: 1984 

    "Tim was a very good player an a parade all-american coming out of high school," sai O'Shea's former teammate Jay Murphy. 

    • Helped the Eagles to two Big East regular season titles and 4 post season tournament berths 
    • Helped BC to two Sweet 16 appearances and one Elite 8 appearance.  
    • Shot 47% from the field and 53% from the free-throw line at BC 
  • 6..

    Mike Martin 

    College: Brown 

    Graduated: 2004 

    • Part of winningest class in Brown history with a  4-year record of 63-45, including 39-17 in the Ivy League. 
    • Ranked 3rd all-time with 143 three-pointers, 9th with 113 steals and 10th with 232 assists when he graduated. 
    • Was part of the 2003-04 team that beat Princeton in Princeton for the first time ever. 
    • Helped Brown to 4 straight winning seasons. 
    • Averaged 11 points per game as a senior. 
  • 5.

    Dan Hurley 

    College: Seton Hall 

    Graduated: 1996 

    • Scored 1,070 career points
    • Led Seton Hall to 3 NCAA Tournament appearances, 1 NIT appearance 
    • Ranked 4th in the Big East with 5.3 assists per game in 1994-95 
  • 4.

    Antonio Reynolds Dean 

    College: URI 

    Graduated: 1999 

    • One of 3 players in program history to recored at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds
    • Helped lead URI to the 1998 NCAA Elite 8
    • Led URI to A-10 Tournament title in 1999. The only title in school history. 
    • Ranks 3rd all-time in blocked shots with 235 and career games played with 131. 
    • A-10 Rookie of the Year in 1995-96
    • A-10 all-defensive team in 1996-97
  • 3.

    John Linehan 

    College: Providence College 

    Graduated: 2002 

    “I remember not only competing against John in college, but also playing on some summer league teams with him during that time. He was one of my all-time favorite teammates," said Brown head coach Mike Martin. 

    • NCAA all-time career record holder for steals with 385 which he did on February 26, 2002 against Miami at the Dunkin' Donuts Center
    • Two-time Big East Defensive Player of the year, 2001 & 2002 
    • Bob Cousy Award Winner in 2002 
    • NCAA Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in 2002 
  • 2.

    T.J. Sorrentine 

    College: Vermont 

    Graduated: 2005 

    • Led Vermont to two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2004 and 2005. 
    • Hit the game winning three-pointer to beat Syracuse in the first round in 2005
    • America East Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year
    • 3-time first team all-conference player. 
    • Member of the University of Vermont basketball Hall of Fame


    PHOTO: Brown



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