Back in January, he was already thoughtful on the challenge ahead.
"I didn't realize it would come this early, but it has. I've dealt with it, professionally and honestly. So I'm sure I'll be a better person for it and a better head coach for it moving forward."
That attitude, and with everything that has happened, seems to have had a number of neutrals rooting for the former Welsh international to succeed. Only time will tell what this season will have in store for him but at least he's got off to a positive and winning start.
What did it mean to him to get his first win as a manager out of the way in his first game and after everything that's happened?
"My first game as a head coach, in front of a sell-out crowd, I think it was just fitting that we got the reward. It was the players reward, and the supporters as well, because it's been a tough offseason. But we've got things to look forward to now."
That's one game down, there's still 33 games to go, in what will be an even more competitive Western Conference. There isn't time to rest on their laurels and Robinson isn't getting carried away.
"I want to be successful this year. One performance doesn't make a season and it certainly won't. It's important we got off to a good start, and we did. We played some excellent football.
"I won't get carried away and I'll certainly make sure that the players don't get carried away, but it was a very important win."
The hard work is now just beginning but at least it's got off to the perfect start.