Q and A with Tribes basketball coach Mading Amech

Tribes coach Mading Amech. 274324_02 Photo: STEWART CHAMBERS

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

People are surprised to see that I am 6 foot 8 (208cm).

What are you most passionate about?

My four kids.

What do you love about basketball?

I like how competitive the game can be in a fun way.

What would your last meal be?


What was your most memorable moment?

The birth of my first-born son.

What was your favourite subject in school?


What event past or present would you like to witness?

NBA 2016 finals.

Which six dinner guests, dead or alive, would you invite to dinner?

Shaquille O’Neal (he is funny), Barack Obama (he is a skilled public speaker), Eddie Griffin (he is a great comedian), John Garang de Mabior (he is a great public speaker), my Dad (my Dad and I had great banter before he passed), my Mum (I love my Mum).

What are you currently listening to/watching or reading?

Currently reading Raising Boys In The 21st Century.

Have you had a pet that has made an impact on your life?

No pets, I only had cows back home in South Sudan.

If you had to compete on MasterChef, what dish would you cook?


Where is your dream holiday destination?

Miami (I like the beach).

What were you like as a kid?

I was a very quiet kid but spoiled but I was the only son so I was very naughty.

What is your favourite colour and why?

White, because I like to be clean.

Do you consider yourself an extrovert or an introvert?

I can be both. It depends on the situation that I am put in. However, if I was to choose, I would pick extroverted.

What’s one question you have never been able to get the answer to?

“Why are you so tall?“ – I don’t know how to respond to this question without saying it’s just nature.