Book signing event:
Tuesday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Dominican University Conlan Recreational Center
1475 Grand Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
Live interview with KGO's Brian Copeland
Moderated audience Q&A
About Craig Robinson:
Craig Robinson grew up on the Southside of Chicago with his younger sister, Michelle, and his parents, Marian and Fraser Robinson. He played college basketball for Princeton under the legendary Pete Carril, where he was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year.
After playing professionally in Europe, Craig made an about-face, entering the competitive field of finance.
With his MBA from the University of Chicago, his meteoric rise landed him a partnership in a promising new venture. But another dream beckoned, and Craig left the financial world to become a basketball coach.
Prior to joining Oregon State, Craig spent two years as the head coach at Brown, leading a revival of the Bears' program. He won more games in his first two years than any other head coach in Brown's basketball history and was named Ivy League Men's Basketball Coach of the Year by Basketball-u.com.
Before Brown, Craig spent six seasons with the Northwestern Wildcats under head coach Bill Carmody, where he developed and implemented his local, national, and international recruiting technology. Craig Robinson currently lives in Oregon with his wife, Kelly, and his children.
About the book:
In "A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago's Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond," Craig Robinson takes readers behind the scenes to meet his family and the other important influences in his life who have contributed to his success both on and off the basketball court.
The result is a stunning tribute to his parents, coaches, and other mentors who have contributed to his ongoing search for what it truly means to have character.
Craig shares rich, heartwarming stories of what life was like growing up with Fraser and Marian Robinson and his sister, Michelle¯from days playing street basketball while excelling academically, to dodging third-grade girls chasing him home thanks to Michelle's sisterly protection; to family outings to the drive-in and grandparents' homes; to summers at Dukes Happy Holiday Resort, to admission to Princeton University, where he was twice named Ivy League Player of the Year.
The fundamentals Craig learned from his family are evidenced today in his coaching style and family life.