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AUDIO: Mike Fratello on Finland, Turkey, and Mykhailiuk
Mike Fratello spoke with the media after Ukraine’s 81-76 defeat at the hands of Finland on Sunday. He reflected on the game and looked ahead to Tuesday’s clash with Turkey. BiE asked Fratello after the press conference to give his thoughts on Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, the youngest player at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and […]
VIDEO: Fratello and Jeter react to Ukraine’s loss to Finland
Ukraine coach Mike Fratello and point guard Pooh Jeter react to their 81-76 defeat to Finland on Sunday at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Podcast: Lotsa Eurobasket, including interviews with Mike Fratello, Alexis Ajinca, Robertas Javtokas, more
Episode #53 (or perhaps that should be “Volume II, Episode 1”) of the BallinEurope/heinnews co-produced “Taking the Charge” podcast series is now available online or via iTunes. With co-host David Hein “enjoying” the Eurobasket 2013 tournament going down the stretch live in Ljubljana (that “enjoying” is in quotes because we know for a fact that […]
Must-see EB: Ten Eurobasket round one games to watch
Just the weekend remains before European basketball (and by extension, NBA) fans get to enjoy some tremendous high-level hoops competition in the 2011 Eurobasket competition. Despite the seeming overload of underdogs – full-on 14 of the 24 teams in the tournament are ranked 34th or lower in the official FIBA rankings – the first week […]
Déjà vu in Ukraine? Proposed role models for Fratello’s new team
When Mike Fratello arrives to head up his national team coaching gig in Ukraine, he won’t see too many familiar faces beyond Sasha Volkov. Volkov played for the Czar’s Atlanta Hawks for a couple seasons way back when; unfortunately, Volkov hasn’t actually played ball at any level since year 2000. Coupled with the fact that […]
Fratello named Team Ukraine coach for Eurobasket 2011
Former Atlanta Hawks coach/Marv Albert’s right-hand man Mike “The Czar” Fratello has been named coach of Team Ukraine in advance of Eurobasket 2011. According to press releases and Associated Press reportage, Ukrainian Basketball Federation president Olexandr Volkov stated that “We have a verbal agreement and will sign an official contract any day now. This will […]
Four-day seminar promises "Basketball Coach Master Experience"
Attention all coaches on both sides of the ocean: Notice of an interesting seminar just crossed Ball in Europe’s virtual desk that you might like to read about. “Basketball Coach Master Experience 2009” is touted as a four-day basketball coach “experience” designed to hone coaching skills. Based in New York City, this programme looks to […]