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 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 175,000 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.
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 50,000 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.
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