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
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
Obama’s brother-in-law is Craig Robinson, a star basketball
player at Princeton University and currently head coach at Oregon