Mike Fratello Biography

(Basketball Coach)

Mike Fratello is a Veteran NBA coach of NBA analyst for TNT and YES Network. Mike Fratello is known to be a married man.

More about the relationship

Mike Fratello is known to be a married man. He exchanged vows with Susan. Some sources reveal that Fratello met his wife at the University while he went to teach basketball and she was a student there.

He first met with his wife and University where he taught basketball, and she used to study there. And they started dating each other. Well, they married in the late 1970s, and they already spent their four more decades together.

The couple happily resides with their children, while they welcomed two children together, a son named Marc and a daughter named Kristi.

Relationship Facts of Mike Fratello

  • Mike Fratello is married to Susan.
  • He is father of Two (Marc and Kristi).
  • Mike Fratello is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Mike Fratello?

Mike Fratello is a Veteran NBA coach. He is among the winningest head coaches in NBA history. Mike is an NBA analyst for TNT and YES Network.

Mike Fratello: Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

He was born in the year 1947 on 24th February. He was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. Talking about his family, he was born to parents Vincent (father) and Marie (mother).

He is an American by nationality and holds Italian-American ethnicity. Furthermore, there are no details regarding his family. Also, he hasn’t revealed information about his childhood.

As regards Mike’s education, he was graduated from Hackensack High School. He was captain of his basketball, baseball, football, and field hockey teams during his high school days. Mike went on to Montclair State College in Montclair, New Jersey to play football.

Later, he returned to his high school and served as an assistant for both the basketball and football teams. He served as a basketball assistant at James Madison University. Before going to the NBA as an assistant coach, he served as an assistant for Rollie Massimino.

Career, Professional Life

After getting a good start at the Atlanta Hawks, Mike Fratello joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1993. He had a record of 248 wins and 212 losses with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Mike Fratello
Caption: Mike Fratello (Source: The Hoop Doctors)

Then, he worked as the head coach of Memphis Grizzlies from 2004 to 2006. He has never won NBA championships as a head coach but he is considered to be one of the best basketball minds ever. He also worked as the head coach for the Ukraine National basketball team from 2011- 2014.

In his first season, he inherited a 5–11 team that he turned around to win 40 games and advance to the playoffs. Fratello built on the record in the following year by winning 49 games and return to the playoffs for a second consecutive season. Fratello had coached the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks. Cavaliers went to the playoffs four times which was taken by him.

One of the most respected basketball minds despite having never won an NBA championship as a head coach, Fratello ranks 19th on the NBA’s all-time win list and 21st in games coached. Fratello was officially announced as the Ukraine national basketball team head coach on February 24, 2011.

He was introduced to the Ukrainian media at a press conference in Kyiv on March 3, 2011. After the successes he provided for Ukraine, including their first-ever FIBA World Cup appearance, it was announced that Fratello would not coach for Ukraine for EuroBasket 2015. He would be replaced by Yergin Murzin as the nation’s Team Ukraine basketball team.

Mike had the first head coaching role at the University of Rhode Island freshman basketball coach, while he spent his valuable four decades in coaching from 1970 to 2014. Then, he became an NBA commentator.

He has been a TV analyst for NBC Sports and recently he is a chief commentator of TNT.  Well, he also worked for the YES Network, NBC, and TNT.

Net Worth, Salary

As of 2022, his net worth is around $7 million. He receives over $300 thousand dollars annually including his matches commentators fees, bonuses and incentives.

Mike Fratello’s Rumors and Controversies

Currently, there are no drastic rumors regarding Mike’s personal and professional life. Also, he hasn’t been a part of the controversy yet.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Mike Fratello has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and average weight. He has light brown colored hair and his eyes are dark brown.

Social Media Profiles

Mike is active on social platforms Facebook and Twitter but not on Instagram.

He holds more than 77.6k followerstwitter. Similarly, he has more than 3k followers on Facebook.

 

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