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TOM's Talks | Mike Fratello Looks Back on Coaching Doc Rivers

76ers Podcast Network

When Doc Rivers reflects on his own coaching success, he typically cites his own former coaches as positive influences. The first head coach Rivers had in the NBA? Mike Fratello, in Atlanta. On this edition of TOM's Talk, Sixers radio announcer Tom McGinnis chats with "The Czar" about Rivers early days as a point guard for the Hawks, and how Fratello thinks Rivers will fare with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, and the rest of the 76ers. Look for fresh content from the 76ers Podcast Network throughout the offseason. ---Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/76ers/message

30mins

23 Oct 2020

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09-15-20 Mike Fratello with Big Al & JoJo

Big Al & JoJo

11mins

15 Sep 2020

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GHS: Mike Fratello 10/7/17

The Greg Herenda Show

About Mike Fratello:Fratello, won 667 games over the course of his 16-season, NBA head coaching career prior to joining the YES Network in October 2008 as an analyst on the network's Brooklyn Nets telecasts.Fratello, known as the "Czar of the Telestrator," won a New York Emmy in 2015 for his work as a YES sports analyst for the Nets. In 2014, he was a member of YES' Nets broadcast team which won a New York Emmy for Best Live Sports Series. In addition, Fratello earned New York Emmy Award nominations in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 for his YES work. He also works with former YES Nets play-by-play man Marv Albert on TNT's NBA telecasts, and is an analyst on NBA TV, as well.In the summer of 2014, Fratello coached the Ukraine National Team in the FIBA World Cup Championships in Spain. Ukraine qualified for the World Cup Championships by virtue of the Fratello-led squad's sixth-place finish (out of 24 teams) in the FIBA Eurobasket 2013 Finals. In the summer of 2012, Fratello had also coached Ukraine in the FIBA Eurobasket 2013 Qualifying Tournament, from which they advanced to the FIBA Eurobasket 2013 Finals.A native of Hackensack, N.J., Fratello compiled a 667-548 regular season NBA record from 1983 to 2007 while coaching the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies.He guided the Hawks to five post-season berths in seven seasons (1983-90) and was named NBA Coach of the Year after leading them to a 50-32 regular season record in 1985-86. Upon leaving the Hawks in 1990, Fratello was an analyst on NBC Sports' NBA telecasts from 1990-93 and provided commentary for NBC Sports' telecasts of the original "Dream Team" during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.Fratello next coached the Cavs for six seasons (1993-99), with the team's making the playoffs four times. He was an NBA post-season analyst for Turner Sports 1994-96, an NBA regular season analyst at Turner Sports from 1999-2004, and an analyst for Turner Sports during the 2007 NBA post-season. He coached the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2005 and 2006 seasons (making the post-season each year) and for the first 30 games in the 2007 season.Fratello graduated from Montclair State University and made early collegiate coaching stops including assistant positions at Rhode Island, James Madison and Villanova. He later was an assistant coach under Hubie Brown with the Atlanta Hawks for three seasons, and the following year was an assistant under new Hawks head coach Kevin Loughery. After one year with Loughery, Fratello became an assistant coach for Hubie Brown at the New York Knicks for one season before returning to Atlanta as the head coach in 1983.

27mins

8 Dec 2017

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LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 19: TNT's Mike Fratello breaks down Celtics-Cavs, Boston's future

Locked On Celtics - Daily Podcast On The Boston Celtics With Rainin' J's

MassLive's Jay King chats with guest Mike Fratello from TNT who breaks down the Eastern Conference Finals, analyzes Brad Stevens' coaching, and gives input on Boston's future.#RaininJs #Celtics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

19 May 2017

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AIR032: Mike Fratello - NBA Coach of the Year, TV Broadcaster and The Czar of the Telestrator

NBA History - Michael Jordan-era & more [In all Airness]

NBA Coach of the Year, TV Broadcaster and The Czar of the Telestrator, Mike Fratello. We discuss EuroBasket 2013, where Mike coached Ukraine to a fantastic 6th place finish; securing the team a spot in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. We then revisit Mike's high school years, where he was a star athlete. He talks about his foray into coaching and the opportunities that would lead him all the way to the NBA. We talk about his intrinsic links to Hall of Fame legend, Hubie Brown.Mike opens up on the re-building process that led the Hawks' to four-consecutive 50-win seasons. We chat about his 1986 Coach of the Year season and he tells a fascinating story about how he helped motivate Dominique Wilkins, to reach even greater heights (literally and figuratively) as a player. We talk about the 1988 NBA All-Star Game, where he coached the Eastern Conference squad to victory.Mike discusses his entry to the world of TV broadcasting, the origin of his classic nickname and relationship with the great Marv Albert and former guest of this show, Ian Eagle. You'll also learn how Mike received a pair of game-worn, Shaquille O'Neal shoes, in unusual circumstances. We get the inside scoop on Mike's experiences with Michael Jordan, including his time alongside MJ, as a coach at the Michael Jordan Senior Flight School.We talk about Mike's six seasons coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers and his stint with the Memphis Grizzlies. Plus, we somehow find time to talk about the 2014 NBA season. An incredible array of topics are covered. Thank you, Mike Fratello!Thanks to former guest on this podcast, Bob Hill – he was key to making my chat with Mike, happen. Many thanks, Bob.Show notes | I appreciate all feedback, FB Page 'Likes' and iTunes ratings / reviews.Follow: Facebook | Twitter | Google+Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | WebsiteFeedback: e-mail (audio welcome) | Voicemail

1hr 1min

8 Oct 2013