Marquise Watts changing the look of professional basketball with the Timberwolves, Lynx

Milwaukee native Marquise Watts serves as chief experience officer for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA and the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA.  It's a new director position for each franchise created for Watts, where he will focus on creating a leading player experience and establishing teams as destinations for talent.

MEMORY POLICE – Marquise Watts’ lifelong friends from around Milwaukee, through Atonement Lutheran School and Wisconsin Lutheran High School, insist they always knew that the child they call “Quise” thought differently. Whether it is on the elementary school kickball court, running court on the basketball court or in forensic, math and business clubs, the hindsight of age does not offer any other kind of perspective or reveal long hidden clues to future success.

Watts was uniquely wired to connect with others – from all walks of life – even as a child, and it has put him at the heart of the sport of basketball as an adult.

“That’s how God created me,” he said.

“I can understand their experience and be like what is it that makes their things easier or better? That’s the way I have been able to look at things.”

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