Biography

TURNER SPORTS

  • Mike Fratello will join the NBA Gametime Live crew throughout the season to provide game analysis and cover breaking news around the league on NBA TV.
  • From 2009-2013 Fratello worked alongside Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Dick Stockton, Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller for TNT’s exclusive Thursday night NBA coverage. He also made regular appearances on NBA TV.
  • Fratello previously served as an NBA analyst for Turner Sports during the playoffs from 1994-96, during the regular season from 1999-2004 and during the 2007 playoffs.

YES NETWORK

  • Since 2008 Fratello has teamed up with legendary play-by-play announcers Marv Albert and Ian Eagle for YES Network’s Nets broadcasts.

CAREER

  • A veteran NBA head coach, Fratello served as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies (2004-2006), Cleveland Cavaliers (1993-99) and Atlanta Hawks (1983-1990).
  • With a career head coaching record of 667-548, Fratello ranks #18 on the NBA all-time wins list and also ranks #18 for total games coached.
  • Fratello’s teams qualified for the playoffs in 11 of his 15 seasons as a head coach.
  • During the 1986-87 season, Fratello was named Coach of the Year by five different organizations: NBA/Hagger, The Sporting News, NBA/Miller Lite, Basketball Weekly and Basketball Digest.
  • Early in his coaching career, Fratello served as a college basketball assistant coach at Rhode Island, James Madison and Villanova.
  • Fratello served as an NBA analyst for NBC (1990-93) where current broadcast partner Marv Albert dubbed him “The Czar of the Telestrator” for his creative way of diagramming basketball plays on screen.
  • Fratello coached the Ukraine National Team in the 2011 FIBA European Championship.
  • In 2012 Fratello returned to coach Ukraine in the EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Tournament and successfully clinched a spot to compete in Slovenia the following year.
  • Coach Fratello made history when he led Ukraine to a sixth place finish in the 2013 FIBA European Championship and earned an automatic bid to the 2014 World Championship for the first time.

PERSONAL

  • Fratello graduated from Hackensack High School in Hackensack, N.J., where he was captain of the basketball, baseball and football teams. He was named to the Bergen “All County” Football team as a center in his senior year.
  • Fratello went on to Montclair State College in Montclair, N.J. on a football scholarship.