Obama coaches daughter’s hoops team

He may have one of the most demanding day jobs in the world, but

President Barack Obama took on one more work assignment Saturday

when he stepped in to coach daughter Sasha’s basketball team

– even though she wasn’t there.

The White House said First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters

Sasha and Malia were on a Colorado ski trip with friends but gave

no details.

Obama helped coach nine-year-old Sasha’s team for the first

time, filling in for the regular coach, at a community center in

Maryland. There was no word on whether his team won.

Obama frequently attends Sasha’s Saturday morning basketball

games but reporters are usually not allowed inside the gym.

The president is also known for shooting hoops himself,

frequently with a group of friends including Reggie Love, an aide

and former Duke basketball star. Last November, Obama took an elbow

to the presidential upper lip during a game and required 12

stitches.

Obama’s brother-in-law is Craig Robinson, a star basketball

player at Princeton University and currently head coach at Oregon

State University.