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NBC Sports Group, NHL Steal The Show At 2014 Sports Business Awards

Excel Sports Management earned
Excel Sports Management earned best in talent representation and management.

For the seventh consecutive year, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily presented the annual Sports Business Awards on Wednesday night.

The awards recognized achievements in the sports business industry that spanned from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014.  Winners were selected by members of the editorial staff at SBJ/SBD along with a committee of external panelists.

More than 800 people attended the event, which was held at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.

“The winners and nominees…are pushing innovation with smart thinking and creative approaches and represent the individuals, companies, agencies and media at the forefront of the sports industry,” said Richard Weiss, publisher of the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily.

NBC Sports Group stole the show as it won in three media categories while the NHL also claimed three of the night’s awards.

Below is the full list of Sports Business Awards winners across 15 different categories.  In addition, the Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented to Pittsburgh Steelers owner, Dan Rooney.

1)     Lifetime Achievement Award: Dan Rooney

2)     Sports Executive of the Year: Gary Bettman, NHL

3)     Sports League of the Year: NHL

4)     Sports Sponsor of the Year: Pepsi Beverages Co.

5)     Best in Sports Media: NBC Sports Group

6)     Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services: Team Epic

7)     Sports Team of the Year: Golden State Warriors

8)     Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services: CAA Sports

9)     Sports Event of the Year: 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

10)  Athletic Director of the Year: Kevin White, Duke University

11)  Best in Digital Sports Media: NBC Sports Group

12)  Best in Talent Representation and Management: Excel Sports Management

13)  Sports Facility of the Year: Madison Square Garden

14)  Best in Sports Television: NBC Sports Group

15)  Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing: GMR Marketing

16)  Best in Sports Technology: Experience

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