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Mike Fratello, on-air, is immediately shushed after being asked how his summer went (Video)

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Mike Fratello coaches in a FIBA tournament that Ian Eagle has no interest in (Getty Images)

For nearly a quarter of a century (sorry, Mike) former Hawks, Cavaliers and Grizzlies coach Mike Fratello has worked as one of the NBA's sharpest analysts, earning the 'Czar of the Telestrator' nickname from Marv Albert for his work in the early 1990s with NBC. Along the way, Fratello has also developed one of the sharpest, driest wits you'll find behind a microphone, and Mike has been lucky to work with two broadcasting partners in Albert and YES Network's Ian Eagle that appreciate and set up that hilarious, often put-upon tone.

Nothing's more put-upon than this. Watch how Fratello answers an innocuous question about his summer "off" from Eagle during a Nets telecast last week, via Zach Lowe:

In Eagle's defense, it was a very big offseason for the Brooklyn Nets. Fratello's slideshow can wait.

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