Scott Reynolds has three terms in Hapoel Holon and tonight (18:45) He will meet her for the first time as an opponent player • In an interview with Israel Today he talks about the difficult period last season • The special connection to the Purple Club • And the fear of failure that drives him
Reynolds last season. "Fear of failure gives me motivation"
Three terms Scott Reynolds played in Hapoel Holon, the last of which only last season. During his time, the Guard (32, 1.91 m) became one of the club's favorite players and fans of the team.
Tonight (18:45), he returns to the Toto Hall in Holon for the first time as an opponent player and tries to help Strasbourg leave Israel with a victory. In an interview with Israel Today, he talks about the difficulties in Holon last season, the conversations with owner Shlomo Isaacs, the feelings he will have when he comes to the court and what his main motive as a basketball player is.
"When I was in Holon for the first time (2013/14 season), we were in the process of building and it was just before management exchanges and we were busy ensuring our stay in the league," he says. "Last season was a different situation because the team was good and we had players Very good, I just felt we couldn't find the right way to use it and it wasn't easy. We also had injuries that slowed us down and hurt our results. "
Numbers you had a special conversation with owner Shlomo Isaac because of the situation.
"Me and Solomon had a lot of special and important conversations, which is normal. I enjoy working with him and talking a lot. It wasn't easy for anyone last year, but the way to solve these problems is in conversations, so we talked a lot. We sat down a lot and always communicated with each other."
You were very connected to Holon's club and fans, what would your feelings be when you entered the Holon Hall as a rival player?
"It would be super weird to go back to Holon, I recently watched Russell Westbrook return to Oklahoma and I thought it was just the same as me, that I was going to go back to Holon a place I love and love people and put a lot of sweat and effort into it. Loyal to this club and I had offers from other teams in Israel that I didn't take because I didn't want to play against Holon, so it's weird to go back there and play against Holon. It's going to be weird. I don't know how emotional I'll be because I'm an adult, but I know it's going to be an evening Special".
Reynolds in Holon uniform in 2016. "It will be a special evening for me" // Photo: Udi Citiat
The 32-year-old Reynolds was born in the city of Huntsville, Alabama. His mother could not grow up and he moved from a very young age to an adoptive family. The hardships in life only forged him and, he said, made him work harder to succeed in life and arrange a better life for his family and children.
I read that you once said that fear of failure motivates you. Explain your intention.
"Fear of failure gives me motivation. I'm just not ready to fail. Failure doesn't just mean losing games, but just getting better every day as much as possible and being the best person you can be. I always think of my family, and it gives me lots of motivation not to fail and do Everything to succeed. "
Will we see you return to Hapoel Holon in the future?
"Of course, I would love to go back to Hapoel Holon someday. It's a special place for me. I don't always know exactly why, but it's just a special place for me. The club certainly has a special place in my heart and the game against them will be a special moment. I hope everyone will remember I did everything I did for the club, because I never did it for myself but for them. "