Best coach stresses effort and defense

Steinmetz, Matt
January 2006
Sporting News;1/27/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 4, p33
The article presents information related to basketball coach Mike Fratello of the team Memphis Grizzlies. He has his team jockeying for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, remarkably impressive after an offseason in which team president Jerry West jettisoned a load of talent. On offense, Fratello has a defined pecking order that starts with Pau Gasol. Despite entering the season with more than 600 career wins, Fratello seldom is mentioned as one of the game's elite coaches.


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