Recently an interview was published on Interview.net with prolific co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, Wes Edens. Ric Bucher, writer for the Bleacher Report decided to sit down and have a conversation with him over the NBA All-Star Weekend to review how the past season has gone for him. First, they went over his thoughts on the celebrity game and if he watched it with one of the other co-owners of the Milwaukee Bucks playing, Marc Lasry and he stated that he would watch it but never play in it as he has a huge interest in the sport and likes having some part in it. but never wants to consider himself as a celebrity.
Ric Bucher decided to ask Wes Edens about his personal life in competing and that he actually had a past as a competitive skier growing up. Upon getting older, Wes put down the sport but still enjoys rock climbing as a sport since he still loves spending the time on the mountains as much as he did as a kid. Ric reflects upon Wes that he’s an interesting person in the field of sports as you generally don’t have that many people in upper management who decided to still partake in playing in sports at all today. Wes Edens decides to keep going on about rock climbing and shares stories about the scariest experiences he has had climbing, with the scariest being the time that he tried to rush himself off the Wind River Range during a storm that almost had him repel himself off below. To know more about him click here.
Towards the end of the interview, Wes Edens describes how he became the type of investor that has been described as an underdog of sorts today. Wes realized that when looking at how big sports have been whether it be for college or NFL for the city of Milwaukee, there was no real reason that the Bucks couldn’t succeed just from the lack of interest. He explains how important it was for him not to make the product that is the team successful, but to make an innovative arena that would really want to make people come out and see basketball games live in person instead of watching them on the big television screens they already own. During this whole interview, Wes Edens really lets you see into his mind and show how his what was seen before as unconventional methods of investment are actually very successful.