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Introduction About Craig Robinson
If you want to follow your passion and dreams, you should take a look into the life of a man named Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother.
Coming from a working-class family, Craig Robinson has done an incredible job in becoming who he has become today.
Reading Michelle Obama’s brother’s story will inspire you to follow your passion despite the irregularities of this world.
Net Worth & Salary of Craig Robinson in 2022
Currently, the net worth of Craig Robinson, the basketball coach, is estimated to be a whopping $8 million.
Craig Robinson’s irreplicable dedication, determination, and hard work along with his family’s support, including his brother-in-law Barack Obama and sister Michelle Obama, has succeeded in his life.
Craig’s net worth is sure to rise seeing the dedication he is putting into his career.
Age, Early Life & Biography of Craig Robinson
As of 2022, Craig is 60 years old.
Craig was born on April 21, 1962, in one of the beautiful villages, Calumet Park, Illinois. Craig was born to parents Fraser Robinson and Marian Robinson. His younger sister, Michelle Obama was born two years after his birth, they both were brought up on Chicago’s South Shore.
Craig’s formal education started at age 4 after he learned to read. Parochial Mount Carmel High School, was the name of the school where he studied and graduated in 1979.
Taking guidance from his father, Craig considered attending Princeton University which was famous for its Ivy League academics.
He played many significant roles in his sister, Michelle Obama’s life and she calls him her “Protector”. Craig has always been very protective of his younger sister, Michelle, and Michelle trusted her elder brother so much that she asked Craig to play a basketball game with Barack Obama, just to know if he was serious about her. And obviously, Barack won his way to Craig’s heart by his confidence, lack of selfishness, and leadership qualities.
|Name:||Craig Robinson (Craig Malcolm Robinson)|
|Birth Date:||April 21, 1962|
|Birth Place:||Calumet Park, Illinois|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Janis Robinson (divorced)Kelly Robinson (2006- present)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Avery Robinson Leslie RobinsonAaron RobinsonAustin Robinson|
|Profession:||Basketball CoachBasketball executiveBroadcaster|
|Net Worth in 2022||$8 million|
|Content Last Updated:||September 2022|
Personal Life of Craig Robinson Basketball Player
Craig Robinson has been married twice. With his first wife, Craig had some issues which he says couldn’t even be solved by his luxurious lifestyle. Craig learned that love is invaluable and rare the most valuable asset in life. He had two kids from his first wife Janis Robinson, Avery, and Leslie.
Michelle Obama, the former First Lady was shattered to know about his brother Craig’s ending marriage and was upset with Craig for not informing her about the trouble he was going through.
Soon in 2006, Craig married the love of his life, Kelly Mccrum, with whom he has two children, Aaron and Austin. Kelly helped Craig with money when he was going through a crisis in his life by lending him money and also buying Christmas gifts for his kids.
Career of Craig Robinson Basketball Player
Before becoming a full-time basketball coach, Craig Robinson worked in the business world in an investment bank. Though Craig worked in the business world, he always stayed in touch with his passion for basketball by either scouting or by coaching at the University of Chicago High School.
In 1999, remembering his father’s advice on how to decide what he should do in his life, he went back to coaching as an assistant under Bill Carmody where his salary was one-tenth his previous salary.
In 2006, Craig soon became a head coach at Brown University and helped improve a mid-level basketball program. Craig emphasized on improvement of players’ vocabulary, and work ethic and imparted the significance of tough love in the long run.
Craig has always been a family person and stood by the Obama family with his brother-in-law during his presidential campaign in 2008. From giving speeches in different states to always recruiting visits, Craig has helped Obama a lot. Craig’s largest national exposure was when he introduced Michelle before her speech on 25th August 2008.
Robinson switched his job from Brown to Oregon State Beavers’ head basketball coach in April 2008. The team didn’t have a good winning record and had a 6–25 mark the previous year. Under Craig’s guidance, within a year the scores soared high starting with a 6–6 record, and a two-year losing streak was broken as well.
Barack Obama(president during the win) called Craig to congratulate him. This team won another Pac-10 game under Craig’s guidance due to which some said he deserves the Pac-10 Coach of the Year award.
The Beavers eventually got accepted into the 2009 College Basketball Invitational, they even made it to the post with a 5–1 record and won the postseason tournament championship after they won over UTEP Miners. This was their first ever postseason, half of the credit goes to Craig as under his guidance the team performed exceptionally. This led to an extension of the contract between the university and Craig, his new contract was extended till the 2015-16 season.
Through the seasons the Oregon State team saw many peaks and troughs under Craig’s guidance 2010-2011 saw a trough with a 5–13, a losing record whereas the 2011-2012 season saw an overall win season, they even got invited to the 2012 College Basketball Invitational and made a record after 1990. Though Craig had faith in his team after their successes, the 2012-2013 season was one of the worst seasons for the team with a 4-14 conference record and 14-18 mark overall.
After the 2013–2014 season which showed an improvement in the performance of the team, there were many games that they lost because of transfers of many star players. Craig got fired as Oregon State men’s head basketball coach in 2014 and was given $4 million because he had three years left in his contract.
After this, he did two more jobs as a vice president of players in the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks.
Craig was recruited as the Executive Director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in July 2020.
Awards & Achievements of Craig Robinson Basketball Player
Craig Robinson is known as an award-winning basketball coach. Starting as a former member of a basketball team to being one of the best head coaches of some reputed institutions, Craig has achieved a lot.
Apart from this, Craig has also achieved the title of a great son, great brother, brother-in-law, husband, and father by really being one.
Major Investments and Assets of Craig Robinson
Coming from a humble background, Craig Robinson has made it very big as a coach in the field which he has chosen i.e. basketball.
Michelle Obama’s brother is still a very humble man as he has never disclosed anything about his private possessions.
Must Watch the Latest Video and Trending Photographs of Craig Robinson
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