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Wasserman Media Group Wins 2012 Sports Business Award

Yesterday, SportsBusiness Journal hosted its yearly Sports Business Awards in New York City.  It has been reported that roughly 750 people attended the event.  Categories included Sports League of the Year, Sports Sponsor of the Year, and of course, Best in Talent Representation and Management.  This year’s winner in the latter category was the very deserving Wasserman Media Group.

Casey Wasserman accepted the award for his company.

Without a doubt, Wasserman Media Group was noticed for its entrée into the representation of professional football players.  It began with the company hiring Andrew Luck’s uncle and NFLPA-certified advisor Will Wilson, which also allowed Wasserman Media Group to sign the #1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.  Luck is Wasserman Media Group’s only football client (for team contract negotiations), but he is certainly a great person to build a new division behind.

Wasserman Media Group advised the #3 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft and represents 7 players selected in the 2011 NBA Draft (including high draft pick Brandon Knight).  They were also involved in the process of bringing the talented Japanese baseball pitcher Yu Darvish to the Texas Rangers.

And all of this is just scratching the surface of what Wasserman Media Group has not only accomplished in the United States, but all over the world.  Congratulations to Casey Wasserman and the rest of his team.

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.