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Q & A With USA AmeriCup Qualifying Head Coach Mike Fratello

With USA AmeriCup Qualifying training camp underway in Indianapolis, head coach Mike Fratello answered questions about preparing his team for games versus Bahamas and Mexico.

Tuesday marked the second day of training in Indianapolis for USA head coach Mike Fratello, his coaching staff and the 13 players participating in the USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team training. The USA is training daily through Nov. 28 in Indianapolis, then will play Bahamas on Sunday, Nov. 29 (4 p.m. EST) and Mexico (7:30 p.m. EST) on Monday, Nov. 30. Both games will be streamed on ESPN+.

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Coaches Corner: Mike Fratello

In his USA Basketball coaching debut as head coach of the USA Men’s National Team that competed in the February 2020 FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games, Mike Fratello led his team to two wins against Puerto Rico.

Fratello, who currently is an analyst for NBA TV and for nationally televised games on TNT, served as an NBA head coach for 17 seasons, including stints with the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies.  

Boasting of an NBA career regular-season record of 667-548 for a .549 winning percentage, he led teams to the NBA playoffs in 11 of his 15 full seasons as a head coach. He ranks 20th in all-time NBA regular season wins (667) and 21st in games coached (1,215).

USA Basketball spoke with Fratello to get his insight and perspective on coaching. Click here to read the interview.

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