Brother of Michelle Obama fired as basketball coach at Oregon State

Oregon State has fired men's basketball coach Craig Robinson, the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Craig Robinson, who guided the team to a 93-104 record in six years, has three more years remaining on this contract and the university is expected to owe him more than $4 million. In his time at the helm, the Beavers never made it to the NCAA tournament. The Beavers were 16-16 last season and will lose all five starters.

The brother-in-law of President Obama started strong in Corvallis, taking a program that had lost 21 straight Pac-12 games to an 18-win season in 2008-09. The team won 21 games in 2011-12, but never again finished better than fifth in the Pac-12, including 10th this year.

"I want to thank Coach Robinson and his family for their contributions to Oregon State University," Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis said in a statement. "This was a difficult decision, but after further evaluation, I believe it is in the best interests of our student-athletes, our basketball program and our University."

Robinson, who is 6-6, played his college ball at Princeton, where his famous younger sister also attended. He was a two-time Ivy League player of the year. He later served as an assistant at Northwestern under Bill Carmody, an assistant coach at Princeton during Robinson's senior season as a player.