Mike Fratello wins 2022 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Fratello is the recipient of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.
“Mike Fratello’s accomplishments are well documented, both as a coach and a broadcaster,”
- Rick Carlisle, The Indiana Pacers head coach and association president
“Sixteen years as an NBA head coach, 647 regular season wins, NBA Coach of the Year honors, head coach of the Ukraine National Team and multiple Emmys all combine to represent a lifetime devoted to basketball.”
Fratello has been a part of the NBA in some manner since the late 1970s, whether as a coach, assistant coach, or broadcaster.
He coached at Atlanta, Cleveland, and Memphis for parts of 17 seasons, winning 667 regular-season games and 20 playoff games.
Fratello was the NBA's Coach of the Year with the Hawks in 1985-86, and he has also had success on the international stage.
He also coached Ukraine's national team for four years, and the country's ongoing conflict has had a profound impact on him.
Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award is granted annually by the National Basketball Coaches Association, which announced the distinction on Sunday.
The NBCA came up with the Daly award to honor those who "set a standard for integrity, competitive excellence and tireless promotion of NBA basketball."
The past recipients are Larry Brown (2021), Del Harris (2020), Frank Layden (2019), Doug Moe (2018), Al Attles and Hubie Brown (2017) and so on.