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7 Sports Business Guys You Should Follow On Twitter

7 Sports Business Guys You Should Follow On Twitter

Sports and business certainly go hand and hand. Athletic endorsements have long played an important role in generating exposure and excitement around major corporations.

Here's a look at some of the top sports business minds you should be following on Twitter (NYSE: TWTR).

Darren Rovell - @DarrenRovell

This veteran is considered the go-to source for sports and business news. This Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) ESPN personality has nearly 1.5 million followers, but is also one of the most hated reporters around.

Darren Heitner - @DarrenHeitner

It appears the name Darren is synonymous with the sports biz. This Forbes contributor runs Heitner Legal, a sports and entertainment law firm in South Florida.

Richard Deitsch - @richarddeitsch

Deitsch is a reporter for Sports Illustrated and boasts over 175k followers. He is a go-to voice on everything sports media related, and even made an early prediction on Curt Schilling venturing into the political world.

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John Ourand - @Ourand_SBJ

Ourand is a sports and media reporter for the Sports Business Journal. He covers in-depth reports on some of the biggest transactions in the sector.

Robert Raiola - @SportsTaxMan

Known as the Sports Tax Man, Raiola is the Director of Sports & Entertainment Group at PKF O'Connor Davies. He has over 50k followers and is the author of "Winning Tax Strategies & Planning for Athletes & Entertainers."

Bill Simmons - @BillSimmons

Former ESPN staple and new host of Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) HBO's "Any Given Wednesday," Simmons is a go-to source for anything sports related. He has over 5 million followers.

Daniel Roberts - @ReadDanwrite

A relative unknown, Roberts is beginning to make a name for himself in the sports biz world after working for Fortune for five years before joining Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO). He has an ongoing sports business video series on Yahoo Finance called "The Sportsbook" and has been all over the legal battles involving daily fantasy sports.


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