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Craig Robinson’s got game: OSU coach—and brother to Michelle Obama—reflects on life and basketball

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Craig Robinson's memoir A Game of Character gets at his philosophy on life and basketball. Courtesy Penguin

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack wasn’t the only Obama at center stage. Michelle Obama stumped around the country, talking about her childhood on the South side of Chicago, and how thanks to her hardworking parents, she and her brother graduated to Ivy League schools and prestigious jobs. Now, Craig Robinson shares his memories of that same childhood, his early memories of Barack—including an on-the-court interview—and why he left a lucrative banking career to become head coach of Oregon State University’s basketball program in his memoir, A Game of Character.

Guest:

Craig Robinson, author of A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago’s Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond (Gotham Books); he is also the Oregon State men’s basketball coach and brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.

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