NBA Team Owner Wes Edens Shares His Hobbies And Upbringing
Wes Edens, along with Marc Lasry, is an owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. During the 2018 All-Star festivities, he was interviewed by Ric Bucher of Bucker and Friends about his past and where he sees his sports franchise headed.He has enjoyed sports throughout his life. He grew up in the mountains and was once a competitive skier. He has enjoyed rock climbing since he was a youth and still likes to climb really hard rock faces such as the Cathedral traverse outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. One of the more dangerous times he was rock climbing took place in Wind River Range with a storm blowing in.
Wes Edens says that the wind was blowing at 50 mph and blew apart ice that ended up in the face of himself and the other climbers. They had to hunker down for an entire day and then continue on. He said that this type of event really cleans you out mentally and it’s pretty challenging. According to Wes Edens when you’re rock climbing one of the best parts is that you are completely off the grid without a cell phone to harass you. It’s really rewarding to focus on each step day after day in a really hard physical situation and enjoy the challenge. It takes a few days into a climbing expedition to really release your brain from modern day things like media and staying connected.
He grew up on a ranch in Montana and started college at Montana State. He decided that wasn’t the best thing to be doing and so transferred to Oregon State University. About Wes Edens, he says that Montana is a fantastic place but he was ready to move on and grow elsewhere. He chose Oregon to move to because it was nearby and yet really a long way away. Wes Edens eventually moved to New York City and became an executive at a major financial institution. He says it’s a great place to be from a successful business standpoint although it’s not all positive. He really likes the diversity and how people work really hard but he also really likes nature and there isn’t much of that in such an urban place.
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