Craig Robinson Rumors
The Knicks still have another critical hire to make in the front office. Craig Robinson left the organization, a league source confirmed, to take over as the executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Robinson had been the Knicks’ VP of player development since 2017, when he was hired by former president Steve Mills.
Mike Vorkunov: Craig Robinson has left the Knicks, a league source confirmed, and the organization needs a new player development czar. The Knicks have another big front office hire to make. theathletic.com/1926749/2020/0…
Craig Robinson, who served as the Knicks’ vice president of player development and general manager of the G League’s Westchester Knicks since 2017, has accepted a position as executive director for the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Robinson was not expected to remain with the Knicks, having been brought on by Steve Mills, who was dismissed earlier this year. The contracts of Robinson and most of the front-office personnel are expiring shortly.
Stefan Bondy: Nothing official but multiple sources have said Knicks front office members Craig Robinson, Gerald Madkins and Harold Ellis will not be retained.
According to a source, Craig Robinson, the current Knicks’ vice president of player development, has already had his responsibilities cut. Robinson, who is Michelle Obama’s brother, was hired by his Princeton buddy Steve Mills to oversee a comprehensive player development initiative.
Blatt, who has a strong relationship with team president Steve Mills and VP of player development Craig Robinson, is not expected to assist with the coaching staff. “David Blatt is a great basketball mind and we look forward to adding him to the organization,” Mills and Knicks general manager Scott Perry said in a statement released by the team. “He will be a great asset to our front office, G League team and international scouting.”