President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCalifornia proposes ambitious new climate goals Trump takes office in tough place, but approval ratings do change Obama returns to personal Twitter: 'Is this thing still on?' MORE today asserted that he has assembled the best basketball-playing White House Cabinet ever, following the addition of former pro Arne Duncan as incoming secretary of Education.

"I did not pick Arne becase he is one of the best basketball players I know," Obama said today at a news conference announcing Duncan's selection.

But, Obama said, "I think we are putting