N.J. native, ex-Ukraine coach Mike Fratello

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Ex-Ukrainian basketball coach and Hackensack, N.J. native Mike Fratello is concerned about his former players and country.Getty Images

Mike Fratello remains in touch with associates from his four-year tenure as the Ukrainian national team coach, but in recent days it has been harder to connect since Russian military forces invaded the neighboring country. He is cautious about who and when he calls. “The communication lines have not been the same,” he said. “I worry every day for their safety.” Continue reading article by Kevin Armstrong for NJ.com here: https://www.nj.com/sports/2022/03/fratello-on-ukraine-i-worry-every-day-for-their-safety.html

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