Mike Fratello is an American sports presenter, who is popular with his nickname 'The Czar'. Apart from being a media person, Mike also serves as a professional basketball coach.
Presently, he is working on the TNT and Yes Network as a sports analyst for Brooklyn Nets Broadcast. Earlier, he served as the coach for various teams, such as Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA league.
Mike Fratello's Age, Family
On 24 February 1947, Mike was born as Michael Robert Fratello. He was raised in North Haledon, New Jersey, the United States by his sweet parents. However, with whom Mike Fratello drew a special connection, i.e., his mother is not present in this world. Marie Fratello died in the year at the age of 96, three weeks shy of her 97th birthday.
To the people, who are concerned about Mike's nationality and ethnicity, well, he is American by nationality and is Italian descendant. Like his mother, Marie, Mike also went to Hackensack School for his high-school. He served as the captain for his high school's team of basketball, football, and field hockey.
Later, for further education, Mike went to Montclair State College with a football scholarship and graduated from there. Upon graduation, Mike served as the coach for the varsity football and basketball varsity teams of Montclair State College.
Mike Fratello Married, Wife
Well, there's no doubt that Mike, who is now in his 70s, is a married man. There was a time when no one knew whether Mike is married. But, with the development of the Internet, secrets are being hard to keep behind the curtains.
So, it has come to the light that Mike Fratello is married to his sweet wife, Susan. The couple married each other somewhere in the 1970s. In one of his interviews, Mike said that he knows his wife, Susan since his high-school, where he used to work as a basketball coach.
Having spent more than four decades of married life together, one can say this relationship will run until the time ceases to run.
Mike Fratello congratulates his son, Marc, on his directorial debut on 3 May 2010 (Photo: Mike Fratello's Twitter)
The couple also has two children to complete their family, a daughter named Kristi and a son named Marc. Mike has mentioned his daughter and son once in his tweet. His son is a film director and has directed a film named, Babyland.
Net Worth - NBA
After getting experience and fame as a basketball coach, Mike was signed as an assistant coach to Hubie Tenure at NBA for Atlanta Hawks in 1983. Mike even went to bag the prestigious award of Coach Of The Year in 1985-1986 season of NBA.
With a pretty good start in Atlanta Hawks, Mike joined as a coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1993. Under Mike's supervision, the team went on to make a record of 248 wins. Afterward, Mike joined as the head coach of Memphis Grizzlies from 2004 through 2006.
In his life, Mike has also worked as the head coach for Ukraine's National Basketball Team from 2011 through 2014. Presently, Mike works for the NBC sports as the leading commentator and lead analyst. He also works as a full-time commentator for TNT.
Mike Fratello was a lucky person to have such a clear stellar and outshining career that can make any person jealous of him. It is of no doubt that Mike, in his career, has garnered an enormous amount of net worth. Although the precise figure of Mike's net worth is still under the review, it is known that the average annual salary of a sports broadcaster is around $40 thousand.