Meet our amazing team.

We’re a talented group of creative individuals interested in creating a great community for Brooklyn Nets fans.

Justin Carter

Justin Carter @juscarts

Editor in Chief

Justin Carter is the editor for Nets Republic. In addition to writing about the Nets and Liberty for this site, Justin’s words about the NBA, WNBA, and NFL can be found at RotoBaller, Liberty Ballers, and Winsidr. Justin has a PhD in English and currently teaches at a university in Texas. Find him on Twitter at @juscarts

Doug Bearak

Doug Bearak @dbearak

Social Media Specialist

Dougas Bearak, who goes by Doug, is the Social Media Specialist for Nets Republic. He’s a Brooklyn native who works full-time in Manhattan. He’s a social media fiend that loves posting over various platforms. When he’s not glued to his phone, you’ll find him likely binging movies or TV shows. Find him on Twitter at @dbearak.

Chris @wlohaty


Chocolate loving spaceman, spork aficionado and Comic Sans enthusiast

Jasmine Brown


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Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas @J_Thomas_24


I watch sports, write about sports and tweet. A proud Temple University alum and from NY so you already know the vibes. I’m  contributing writer for a few publications including ESNY and ClutchPoints. Work has been featured on B/R

Nick Agar-Johnson

Nick Agar-Johnson  @NBAJohnson


Nick Agar-Johnson is an NYC native who has been writing and podcasting for the past three years. He is a big believer in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and a bigger believer in Kenny Atkinson and Sean Marks. Nick lives in Berkeley, CA.

Myles Ehrlich

Myles Ehrlich @mylesehrlich


Myles Ehrlich is from Brooklyn, NY. He has been writing since childhood when it passed the time better than rolling scenery and folk CDs on family road trips. He legitimized his passion at New York University and The Writer’s Foundry MFA. He’s a WNBA Staff Writer with TBW (, and his fiction work has been published with Castings, MASH Stories, and When not writing, Myles is usually playing, watching or reading about sports.

Pepper Persley


Pepper Persley is a nine year old journalist who focuses on the WNBA. She has her own talk show, Dish With Pepper, that shares inspiring stories through her interviews. Pepper has interviewed Katie Smith, Natasha Cloud, Liz Plank, Meghan McPeak, and Ari Chambers for the show. She has also interviewed Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne, Tina Charles, and Skylar Diggins-Smith to promote the WNBA. Pepper has interviewed Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, and Zoe Saldana on Good Morning America, been featured in a video on Michelle Obama’s Instagram page, and been a part of an anti-bullying video for The Today Show. She also loves playing basketball, soccer, taekwondo, and the violin.

Alec Sturm


Alec Sturm is a Brooklyn Native, Nets fan, and Student. He also enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his dog. He can be reached at [email protected]

Geoff Magliocchetti

Geoff Magliocchetti @GeoffJMags


Geoff Magliocchetti is a sports journalist whose range includes the NFL, WNBA, NASCAR, NBA, college sports, and the G League. On the hardwood, Geoff has covered the New York Liberty for numerous websites since 2018. He is also on the beat for the New York Jets after prior tours with the New York Giants and Army Black Knights. Geoff is an alum of Marist College and misses the Nets’ days in Jersey. He’s also a big fan of New York Rangers hockey and New York Yankees baseball”.

Lucas Kaplan

Lucas Kaplan


Lucas is currently an undergraduate student at Northwestern University, where he is studying Journalism in hopes of pursuing his most fervent passion, basketball. Lucas has devoured the sport his whole life, rooting for the Nets since he could dribble a basketball. He played High School Basketball in his hometown of Manhattan, New York, for Dwight School, where the team captured a New York State championship in his junior year. If he isn’t watching basketball or some other sport, Lucas is either listening to music or eating Mexican food.

Jac Manuell

Jac Manuell @TheJManJBT


Co-host of the Brooklyn Buzz podcast, video breakdown expert and number one Joe Harris stan.

I may be in the Southern Hemisphere but my Nets fandom is strong as anyone’s!

Follow me on Twitter @TheJManJBT

Zach Cronin

Zach Cronin  @zach__cronin


Zach Cronin is a writer at Nets Republic. On top of covering the Nets, Zach’s other NBA related works can be found at Elite Sports NY and TBN Media. You can follow him on Twitter @zach__cronin

Nolan Jensen

Nolan Jensen @N_Jensen1995


Aspiring Sports Journalist! When I’m not watching ball games, I’m usually grabbing a mid-2000s Vince Vaughn comedy. If that does not summarize my personality, I don’t know what will. Spirited member of the Joe Harris fan club on Nets Twitter.

Rafael Gonzalez

Rafael Gonzalez @BronxProject


Rafael Gonzalez is a contributing editor for NetsRepublic and a member of the Brooklyn Brigade and The BK Block. He’s a South Bronx native and an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. Rafael graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Lehman College and is currently pursuing his master’s in pure Mathematics at Lehman. 

In addition to writing for NetsRepublic, Rafael is the Campuses Director for a STEM program at Lehman College, Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College and he teaches Mathematics at Lehman and Brooklyn College. If all of this was not enough to burn every hour of his day, Rafael is a Co-organizer for GDG Bronx, a community of technology enthusiasts, where he helps bring information about new technologies to members of the Bronx community. You can find Rafael in section 114 of Barclays Center or you can find him on Twitter as @BronxProject

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