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Influential People According To SportsBusiness Journal

casey wasserman

Yesterday, SportsBusiness Journal released its annual 50 most influential people in sports business list.  Baseball tied Football with locking up the most slots (8 for each), Jacques Rogge (President of the International Olympic Committee) was ranked #1, and six agent types/groups were listed.

#26 – George Pyne (President of IMG Sports & Entertainment)

#32 – Casey Wasserman (Chairman and CEO of Wasserman Media Group)

#37 – Michael Levine / Howard Nuchow (Co-Heads of CAA Sports)

#38 – Scott Boras (The Scott Boras Corp.)

#44 – Tom Condon / Ben Dogra (Co-Heads of CAA Football)

#47 – Rick Dudley / Phil de Picciotto (Presidents at Octagon)

Interesting fact: Casey Wasserman (@CaseyWasserman) is the only person listed above who has a Twitter account and somewhat regularly tweets.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.