Patrick Manifold – 2016/17

Geburtsdatum:   26.10.1986

Geburtsort:        Great Yarmouth (UK)

Größe:                201cm

Gewicht:            100kg

Position:            Forward/Center

Trikot-Nr.:          23

Vorherige Teams: Kings Lynn Fury (England), University of Maine at Presque Isle (USA), Glasgow Rocks (Scotland), Surrey United (England), Oakleigh Warriors (Australia)

Bisherige Highlights deiner sportlichen Karriere:                                                           I have been fortunate to experience many amazing moments during my basketball career, but most notably going to America to play college basketball, being named an „All-American“ and National „Player of the Year“, and also when I turned professional.          (viele tolle Momente, in den USA College Basketball zu spielen, als „All-American“ und „Player of the Year“ gewählt zu worden zu sein)

Was machst du im „echten“ Leben?                                                                      Thankfully, because I am a professional basketball player, basketball is my real life. It is my main job, although because I am so passionate about it I do not consider it a „job“              (Basketball ist „echtes“ Leben/Job)

Wofür muss neben Basketball noch Zeit sein?                                                       Besides basketball my most important thing is my family who I love very much. When I’m not spending time with my family I run a personal development company called Manifold Motivation that inspires and helps people to achieve their goals and dreams in life; i wrote two books to help people all over the world because I love to help people be the best they can be and make a positive impact on the world.                                                               (Familie. Außerdem führt er ein kleines Unternehmen als Motivations-Coach. Schrieb zwei Bücher zu diesem Thema)

Warum die SBB Baskets?                                                                                                     I am excited about what this team can accomplish together this season. I have met my teammates and the Coach and I really like them all. I think that we have all the pieces we need to have a very successful season.                                                                           (Mag das Team, die Teamkollegen und den Coach. Denkt das Team kann eine erfolgreiche Saison spielen)

Dein persönliches Saisonziel?                                                                                            I am a very ambitious person, so I always want the best. For this season I want to help lead this great team to a championship, and give all our fans lots of reasons to get very excited.                                                                                                                               (Möchte immer das Beste. Will Team helfen und Fans Grund zum jubeln geben)

Keine Lust auf Training! Warum gehst du trotzdem?                                                       I think that nothing great is ever achieved without hard work, and in basketball as in life, it’s what you do behind closed doors to prepare for the game that really counts. My biggest motivation are the goals I set for myself; my dreams require sacrifice, but I believe it is a price worth paying.                                                                                                        (Nichts im Leben und m Basketball wird gut, ohne harte Arbeit. Größte Motivation sind persönliche Ziele. Träume zu erfüllen erfoldert Opfer, aber es ist es wert diesen Preis zu zahlen)

Was nervt dich während enes Spiels?                                                                                There’s not too much that annoys me during a game, apart from of course if we are losing.(nicht viel, außer verlieren)

Was motiviert dich während eines Spiels?                                                                     The biggest thing that motivates me are my personal and team goals, and the fact that I absolutely hate to lose. I hate losing even more than I like winning, so I will do everything in my power to lead my team to victory.                                                                                   (Persönliche und Team-Ziele. Hasst verlieren mehr, als er es liebt zu gewinnen, tut also alles um erfolgreich zu spielen) 

Heim oder Auswärts?                                                                                                            I love to win at home because I enjoy making all the home fans happy, but I also love winning away from home, especially when the fans are saying negative things to me and my team mates, I like to quieten them when we win.                                                          (Zu Hause zu gewinnen ist toll, wegen der glücklichen Fans. Auswärts siegen ist auch toll, besonders wenn das gegnerische Team bzw. deren Fans vorher respektlos waren)