John Patrick (basketball)

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John Patrick
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
PositionHead coach
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Basketball Champions League
Personal information
Born (1968-02-29) February 29, 1968 (age 51)
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegeStanford (1987–1991)
NBA draft1991 / Undrafted
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career2003–present
Career history
As coach:
2005–2006Toyota Alvark
2011–2012s.Oliver Baskets
2012–presentRiesen Ludwigsburg
Career highlights and awards
As coach:

John Patrick (born February 29, 1968) is an American professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player.


Patrick attended DeMatha Catholic High School, where he played under coach Morgan Wootten, before moving to Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC.[1] He started his college career at Stanford University in 1987.[2] Playing point guard for coach Mike Montgomery, he won the 1991 NIT Championship as a senior. Patrick led Stanford in assists per game in 1989-90 and 1990–91,[3] while making the Pac-10 All-Academic Team his junior and senior year.[4]

Upon graduation, Patrick had a 13-year career as a professional basketball player, mostly representing clubs in Japan and Germany. He had a number of tryouts with NBA team Golden State Warriors, but never made the roster. While sitting out the 1994-95 season with a knee injury, he served as an assistant coach of his team (Japan Energy Griffins), but later returned to the court and split time between playing and coaching in Japan in the following years.[5]

In 2003, Patrick was appointed head coach of BG Göttingen, a second-division team from Germany. He coached the Violets until 2005 and then spent the 2005-06 season as head coach for Toyota Alvark in Japan. After one year, he returned to Göttingen and guided the team to promotion to Germany's top-flight Basketball Bundesliga in 2007. Counting on a fast-paced style of play,[6] Patrick led the team to three Bundesliga playoff appearances in four years and to the 2010 EuroChallenge title,[7] while earning Bundesliga Coach of the Year honors in 2009 and 2010.[8]

He parted company with BG Göttingen at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season to take the reins as head coach at fellow Bundesliga team s.Oliver Würzburg. Patrick led Würzburg to the playoff semifinals in 2011-12, but parted ways with the club at the end of the season.[9]

In January 2013, Patrick was hired as head coach by struggling MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg,[10] but couldn't prevent them from being relegated from the Bundesliga. However, the Ludwigsburg organization was granted a wildcard to remain in the league. Patrick guided the team to playoff berths in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In the 2017-18 season, Patrick's Ludwigsburg team reached the semi-final stage of the Champions League, where they fell short to Monaco.[11] He was presented with the Best Coach award for the 2017-18 Champions League season.[12] In Bundesliga play, Patrick guided Ludwigsburg to a semifinal appearance, where his team lost to Alba Berlin in May 2018.[13]

Head coaching record[edit]

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Toyota Alvark 2005-06 26 21 5 .808 1st 7 5 2 .714 JBL Champions


  1. ^ "The Stanford Daily 13 January 1989 — The Stanford Daily". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  2. ^ "All-Time Numerical Roster (since 1951) - | Stanford Athletics". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ "Yearly Leaders (REB, AST, BK, ST, MIN) - | Stanford Athletics". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  4. ^ "All-Conference Honors - | Stanford Athletics". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  5. ^ "DraftExpress: Gottingen: A German Cinderella Story". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  6. ^ Finken, Jan; Göttingen (2009-01-21). "BG Göttingen: Geplantes Chaos". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  7. ^ "Ludwigsburg out to compete in every game, says coach Patrick". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  8. ^ gmbh, citywerk. "Stadt Göttingen - Trainer John Patrick verlässt BG nach 8 Jahren". (in German). Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  9. ^ "Würzburg Baskets beurlauben John Patrick". (in German). 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  10. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart. "Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg: John Patrick neuer Trainer bei Basketball-Bundesligist Ludwigsburg". (in German). Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  11. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart. "Niederlage für Ludwigsburger Basketballer: MHP Riesen verpassen Champions-League-Finale". (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  12. ^ "Star Lineup revealed, Kulboka Best Young Player". Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  13. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart. "MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg scheitern im Halbfinale: Raus mit Applaus bei Alba Berlin". (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-30.

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