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Oregon State fires Robinson

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: May 05 2014 01:30:13 PM CDT
Updated On: May 05 2014 01:30:13 PM CDT

Oregon State announced Monday that it fired coach Craig Robinson.

Robinson went 93-104 in six seasons without making an NCAA Tournament or NIT. He still had three years left on his contract. The school will pay him a $4 million buyout.

"I want to thank Coach Robinson and his family for their contributions to Oregon State University," 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 president Barack Obama's brother-in-law, and his coaching staff were out on a recruiting trip last week.

Maryland transfer Nick Faust committed to Oregon State last week. However, the team is losing its top five scorers. Guard Roberto Nelson, forward Devon Collier and center Angus Brandt graduated. Forward/center Eric Moreland declared for the NBA draft and guard Hallice Cooke decided to transfer.

Also, starting point guard Challe Barton intends to play professionally overseas.

Oregon State finished 16-16 overall and 8-10 in the Pac-12 last season.

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