The National Basketball Coaches Association has awarded former NBA coach the 2022 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mike Fratello, a basketball lifer who interspersed a successful coaching career with a successful broadcasting career, is the recipient of the 2022 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today.— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) June 5, 2022
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“Chuck Daly was a special man and a special coach — and this is a special award,” said Mike Fratello in a press release. “It means so much to me because Chuck was a mentor, a close friend, and a trusted confidant during my NBA coaching career and beyond. It is an honor to be recognized by my peers, whom I respect and admire. I am proud to join the ranks of the previous recipients — all exceptional coaches and extraordinary individuals."
Fratello compiled a 667-548 (.549) record in 16 seasons as an NBA head coach with the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Memphis Grizzlies. His 667 wins and 1,215 games coached each ranked 17th all-time when he left the Memphis Grizzlies in 2006. His teams had records of .500 or better in 13 of his 16 seasons and made the playoffs 11 times.