Biography

TURNER SPORTS

  • Mike Fratello will join the NBA GameTime Live crew throughout the season to deliver game analysis and to help cover breaking news around the league on NBA TV. He will periodically return to the TNT broadcast booth for NBA telecasts during the regular season and playoffs.
  • 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

  • Fratello joined YES Network as a color commentator in October 2008, teaming up with legendary play-by-play announcers Marv Albert and Ian Eagle for Nets broadcasts.
  • Fratello earned New York Emmy Award nominations in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for his work on YES.
  • In 2014, Fratello was a member of YES’ Nets broadcast team that won a New York Emmy for Best Live Sports Series.
  • In 2015 Fratello took home the Emmy for Best Sports Analyst.

CAREER

  • Fratello was 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 #19 on the NBA all-time wins list and #21 for total regular season game 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 worked as an assistant basketball coach at Rhode Island, James Madison and Villanova.
  • In between coaching positions, Fratello built a successful career as a sportscaster with NBC and TNT as well as various local networks covering Pistons, Clippers, Heat and Nets games.
  • Fratello was dubbed “Czar of the Telestrator” by Marv Albert for his wizardry in diagramming plays on-screen with NBC in the early nineties.
  • 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, thereby earning an automatic bid to the 2014 World Championship for the first time.
  • In the summer of 2014, Fratello coached the Ukraine National Team in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

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 attended Montclair State College in Montclair, N.J. on a football scholarship.


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