Fran Fraschilla Interview, Part One

Meet Fran Fraschilla: From Coach’s Chair to Broadcast Booth by Ray LeBov Sometimes, the path you’ve laid for your life takes an unexpected turn. And things are all the better for it. Fran Fraschilla has been a staple of ESPN’s basketball coverage at all levels for the past 18 years. But it all began as “life-long preparation” on the playgrounds in Brooklyn and then a successful journeyman’s coaching career. Fran sat down with TBW’s Ray LeBov to share his story and what he’s learned from being open-minded about unexpected paths and keeping family first. This interview has been edited for clarity and length and is the first part of their conversation:

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