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NBA rumors: Knicks hire Barack Obama's brother-in-law

Craig Robinson, the brother of former First Lady Michelle Obama, will take a front-office position at Madison Square Garden.
Craig Robinson (right) will take on multiple roles within the New York Knicks' front office. (Photo: Getty Images)

The New York Knicks have hired Craig Robinson, the brother-in-law of former President Barack Obama, to a front-office position on Monday, as first reported by the Vertical's Shams Charania

Robinson formerly held a position with the Milwaukee Bucks as vice president of player and organizational development. 

The 55-year-old will hold a number of positions with the Knicks including general manager of the team's G-League affiliate in Westchester while overseeing player development. 

He is the latest addition to a Knicks front office that has been majorly revamped over the past month-and-a-half. 

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