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Report: Oregon State fires head coach Craig Robinson

May 5, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

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Oregon State has fired head men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.

Robinson’s tenure with the Beavers ended with a 93-104 record over six seasons, but after finishing 16-16 this past season, Oregon State made the decision to let him go. Robinson finished 39-69 in Pac-12 play.

The most shocking part of this decision in the timing. It’s early May. Oregon State’s season ended a month and a half ago with a loss to Radford in the CBI. Since then, we have already worked through the only spring live-period and Oregon State has not only been on the road recruiting, but Robinson also earned a commitment from Maryland transfer Nick Faust last week.

Robinson, who is the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, reportedly had three years and more than $4 million left on his contract.

  1. philyeagles5 - May 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    So was he already fired then fired again?

  2. kg75 - May 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Nothing to see here. Coaches are fired everyday. Professional and Collegiate…..

    • tigersfandan - May 5, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      Yes, but the timing is not normally this odd.

  3. El Pollo Loco - May 5, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    What took so long?Don’t care of obamas his bro in law his program never got better

  4. shakau2 - May 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    His record was 93 – 104, and 39 – 69 in Pac 12 play – and he was making well over a million per season. Apparently Oregon St liked having a coach loosely connect to the white house, because they sure didn’t get anything else for their money over the past 6 years.

  5. dexterismyhero - May 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    I’m sure he has a gig lined up already @ the WH.

  6. bigbamboom1 - May 5, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    At least NBC didn’t spin it politically like the predictable Fox Sports headline. “Obama’s brother in law fired as coach”! This is a non story. The guy didn’t win. And had enough room to turn things around. NEXT!

  7. cfballfan1 - May 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    I guess he can get a free cell phone from BO now.

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