15 Smartest Owners in Professional Sports

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15 Smartest Owners in Professional Sports
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Fans have called their favorite team’s owner many words, but smart usually isn’t one of them.  Let’s be honest, if it weren’t for these intelligent businesspeople, we wouldn’t have the sports we love today.

Sports team owners, traditionally, have succeeded in other businesses before purchasing a sports franchise in an attempt to leverage their experience to winning a championship and increasing the value of the team.

Either using marketing tactics, drafting good talent or great organziational management, these 15 owners have each succeeded in their own way to improve the ball clubs they own.

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