“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Meet our amazing team.
We’re a talented group of creative individuals interested in bringing you the best Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty, and Long Island Nets content on the internet.
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, Dave Campbell’s Texas Basketball, and Winsidr. Justin has a PhD in English and currently teaches at a university in Texas.
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.
Chris Wozniak is the Graphic Designer for Nets Republic. Living in Poland he usually chooses to forego sleep, watching basketball instead. His passion can be observed in an excessive number of tweets and spending countless hours trying to bring more visual flair to the coverage through design. You can also see his work at Winsidr.
Jasmine Brown is a writer for Nets Republic. A proud Maryland native and University of Maryland graduate, Jasmine likes to dance, create hype videos, and talk sports. Along with writing, Jasmine also assists in running the House of Highlight’s HighlightHER Instagram account.
We are looking for more good writers. The views and opinions expressed on this website are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Linsanity Fan, the NetsRepublic.com staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.
Matt is an accredited basketball reporter from the United Kingdom, who primarily specializes in the NBA G League. He has covered numerous events and has interviewed players, coaches, and front office staff from around the NBA and G League.
Contributor to Nets Republic covering the Brooklyn Nets. Also covers UVA Basketball for Locker Room Access.
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.
Mahi Jariwala is a 15 year-old girl empowering the women’s basketball community. She created the She Can Ball podcast where she hosts conversations with inspirational basketball leaders to help female athletes become the best versions of themselves both on and off the court. She has interviewed Former ESPN Host Cari Champion, Creator of HighlightHER Arielle Chambers and WNBA Stars like Monique Billings and Imani Mcgee- Stafford. Mahi also loves writing articles and watching basketball.
My real name is Silvia however I am better known as Penny. My passion for sports started at a young age. I discovered basketball in the early 90s both NBA and WNBA. That passion led to writing about basketball. I am currently the site lead for BWS, editor for The Next and now i am honored to write for the Nets Republic as a WNBA writer.
Aneela Khan became a fan of the WNBA in the year 2008 when she watched Candace Parker get drafted and has never looked back. She transitioned into blogging/writing about the WNBA in 2013 and took more of an active role in blogging about women’s college basketball from 2016 onwards. You can find her on Twitter or on her blog www.wbasketballblog.com.
enthusiast: #data (#rstats) / #crochet / #perlerbeads / nyc (bridge & tunnel) / #xstitch / beastie boys
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.
Dani Bar-Lavi hails from Long Island, New York, where they fostered a love of basketball rooting for the Knicks. Beginning their sports writing career covering the WNBA for SportsAreFromVenus.com in 2019, Bar-Lavi takes pride in amplifying athletes’ voices and telling their stories in their words. Dani’s words can be found here at NetsRepublic, at Sports Are From Venus, at QueenBallers.club. They/Them pronouns.
Migi is from Las Vegas, Nevada and a graduate of UNLV. Outside of Nets Republic, he hosts the Nephew Hours podcast.
Myles Ehrlich is from Brooklyn, NY. In addition to his work on the Liberty beat at Nets Republic, he also writes about the W at Queen Ballers Club and Winsidr, and was formerly a WNBA Staff Writer with TBW. When not writing, Myles is usually playing, watching, or reading about sports.
Gabe Ibrahim is a writer for Nets Republic covering the Nets and Liberty mainly. He also writes and podcasts about women’s basketball for Her Hoop Stats, the Locked On Podcast network and other outlets. His love basketball started with the Alonzo Mourning’s Miami Heat teams in the late 90s and early 2000s, and he has developed a passion for the women’s game since moving to Washington D.C. and getting to watch Elena Delle Donne play regularly. Gabe considers himself a WNBA salary cap expert and a sports historian, so feel free to shoot him questions about the WNBA’s Core Designation or the ABA Nets or really anything on twitter.
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.
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”.
I’ve been a diehard Nets fan since the team’s final season in New Jersey. During my later college years, I interned with 97.3 ESPN South Jersey and served as the play-by-play broadcaster for Stockton men’s and women’s basketball. My dream is to one day work for the NBA or a professional sports team in either broadcasting, PR, or journalism.
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!
Gamer and sports writer.
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@netsrepublicfeature writer #Netsworld #Isles #LGM #Hallin
Todd is from new Jersey and is a writer for Nets Republic and covers the Liberty. Todd previous wrote for the Liberty for Double G Sports as their beat writer for the 2020 season. Todd is also the main contributor & analysis for the WNBA Mock Draft at Lines.com (formerly Draftsite.com). Todd has been a fan of the women’s game since before the WNBA exsisted and became an immediate fan of the Liberty since their first game. When not in lockdown, Todd is also an avid theatergoer, frequents Broadway and DisneyWorld.
i write • i shoot • i talk — I get to capture and tell compelling stories covering WNBA, NBA, and NCAA for @Winsidr, @MadefortheW, and @NetsRepublic
Justin “JT” Thomas is a proud alum of Temple University where he was a senior sports reporter and sports talk radio host. He has since contributed to numerous publications including Clutchpoints.com and Si.com. On top of writing for Nets Republic, Justin is also a contributing writer for elitesportsny.com covering the Jets and has had work featured on Bleacher Report. He’s also from NY so you already know the vibes.
Nets Republic / Brook-Lin Alumni