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Michael Robert "Mike" Fratello is an American sports broadcaster and a professional basketball coach. Currently, Fratello, aka The Czar, is the analyst for Brooklyn Nets broadcasts on the YES Network and for nationally televised games on TNT. He previously coached the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, served as NBC's lead analyst, and was also the head coach of the Ukraine national basketball team.

Mike Fratello
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Fratello in 2015
Personal information
Born (1947-02-24) February 24, 1947 (age 69)
North Haledon, New Jersey
Nationality American
Career information
High school Hackensack
(Hackensack, New Jersey)
College Montclair State
Coaching career 1970–2014
Career history
As coach:
1970–1972 Rhode Island (assistant)
1972–1975 James Madison (assistant)
1975–1978 Villanova (assistant)
1978–1982 Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
1982–1983 New York Knicks (assistant)
1983–1990 Atlanta Hawks
1993–1999 Cleveland Cavaliers
2004–2006 Memphis Grizzlies
2011–2014 Ukraine
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA Coach of the Year (1986)
  • NBA All-Star Game head coach (1988)

Michael Robert "Mike" Fratello (born February 24, 1947) is an American sports broadcaster and a professional basketball coach. Currently, Fratello, aka The Czar, is the analyst for Brooklyn Nets broadcasts on the YES Network and for nationally televised games on TNT. He previously coached the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, served as NBC's lead analyst, and was also the head coach of the Ukraine national basketball team.

Fratello is among the winningest head coaches in NBA history, ranking respectively 18th and 19th in all-time regular season wins (667) and games coached (1,215).