Two Familiar Faces Return To The Stanford Men's Basketball Program

April 17, 2006

Two familiar names, synonymous with the success of the Stanfordbasketball program, are returning to The Farm.

Doug Oliver, who served as an assistant coach for 12 seasons and who was a part of the coaching staff on the 1997-98 Final Four team, is returning for his second tour as an assistant coach at Stanford University. Oliver had previously served the last eight years as the head basketball coach at Idaho State in Pocatello.

During his 12 seasons (1986-87 to 1997-98) at Stanford, Oliver helped the Cardinal to a 235-132 record (.640), six trips to the NCAA Tournament, three appearances in the NIT (including an NIT title during the 1990-91 season), an NCAA 'Sweet 16' appearance in 1996-97, and a trip to the 1997-98 NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, Tx.

Oliver coached such Cardinal standouts as Todd Lichti, Adam Keefe, Brevin Knight, Arthur Lee and Mark Madsen.

One of the most respected players in recent Stanford basketball history, Nick Robinson, will take over as the program's Director of Basketball Operations. Robinson played in 110 games (67 as a starter) for the Cardinal from 2001-02 through the 2004-05 season. Three times in his career, Robinson was named winner of the Howie Dallmar Coaches Award, presented to the Stanford player who displayed excellence on-and-off the court. During Robinson's playing days on The Farm, Stanford chalked up an impressive 92-34 record (.730), four trips to the NCAA Tournament, a Pac-10 title in 2003-04, and a #1 ranking during the 2003-04 season (30-2). Known for his outstanding defensive play and leadership abilities, Robinson was named Best Defensive Player three times by his teammates.

Robinson, a three-time All Pac-10 Academic selection, graduated from Stanford in 2005 with a degree in Political Science/Sociology.

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