SBJ/20100517/Sports Business Awards

Best in Talent Representation and Management

BEST
Highlights
NFL clients include rookie standout Percy Harvin and Super Bowl hero Darren Sharper
Also delivers top talent in the NBA, tennis, boxing and mixed martial arts
More than $250 million in client salaries and endorsements in 2009
CAA Sports
Highlights
Hit the jackpot at the 2009 NFL draft, representing nine of the first 19 picks
Negotiated largest rookie contract in NFL history for No. 1 pick Matthew Stafford
Represents more than 500 athletes in football, baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf and Olympic sports
IMG
Highlights
Added more than 50 clients to its sports talent roster
Negotiated Danica Patrick’s move to the NASCAR Nationwide Series
Represents more than 1,000 athletes, models and celebrities in total
Boras Corp.
Highlights
Lands the contracts that move the market for the top players in Major League Baseball
Negotiated the largest contract in MLB draft history for first overall pick Stephen Strasburg
Represented six first-round picks in the 2009 MLB draft
Octagon
Highlights
Broad client list that includes top Olympians, NBA standout rookies, free agent baseball stars and top NFL coaches
First-round draft picks in all four of the major U.S. team sports
Added Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno to its roster in the run-up to the Vancouver Winter Games
Wasserman Media Group
Highlights
Features a roster of all-star and global talent in a range of sports, including major growth in action sports and golf
Represented five first-round picks in the 2009 NBA draft
Represents more than 700 athletes across 20 sports
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