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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
Social Media Specialist
Doug Bearak @dbearak
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.
Jessica January is from Richfield, Minnesota. She earned her bachelors degree at Depaul University in PR and advertising and communications and media along with a basketball scholarship. She has experience in side line reporting, play by play and color commentary through Radio Depaul and the Big East Network. Currently, Jessica plays professional basketballl overseas and looks to continue a career in broadcasting after basketball.
Noah Magaro-George is a contributing writer for Nets Republic. He’s a San Antonio native and a lifelong basketball fan. Noah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Media from the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in May 2018. You can find his coverage of the San Antonio Spurs on Pounding the Rock, and you can follow him on Twitter at @N_Magaro
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
Antonio is a Spanish born-and-raised writer and designer who someday, somehow, decided he wanted to lose sleeping time in exchange of sensing some NBA-adrenaline overnight. From Biggie to Sheck Wes or Vinsanity to Dinwiddie, New York has always been present one way or another in his mind, removing any distance between places. But don’t get fooled. His heart has only room for one and Carmelo Anthony occupies it from day one.
John Pearson is a contributor for Nets Republic. John is an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, growing up in Ohio, John has created a special (possibly unhealthy) love for Kyrie Irving. When not writing about the Nets, John talks about Liverpool, NFL, NBA, and Pro Wrestling on his podcast Across The Board. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheJohnPearson
Nets Republic / Brook-Lin Alumni
Frank Chun @FChun3114
Frank Chun is a passionate fan of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Jets. He loves to talk about sports and he is now a blogger. Frank currently lives in Long Island, NY and he definitely plans to travel to Brooklyn more often to watch Jeremy Lin play. It should be a fun season.
Nathan Gottlieb is a former sportswriter for the Newark Star-Ledger who covered the Knicks, Nets, Yanks, Mets and other NY sports. He is the author of six published mystery novels, “The Hurting Game,” the first Frank Boff Mystery, and its five sequels, “The Punishing Game,” “The Killer Sex Game,” “The Payback Game,” “The Death Dealing Game,” and “The Zero Tolerance Game.” Gottlieb lives in New York, where he writes for HBO’s boxing website and is working on a seventh book in his series. For more about the Frank Boff Mystery Series and Nathan Gottlieb visit his website at http://nathangottlieb.com
Jason Ha @JHAposts
Jason Ha is a sports enthusiast who has a huge interest in basketball in particular. He watches a lot of Lin games and like to analyse and write about how he and his team are getting on. Jason has his own blog where he writes articles on sports such as soccer and basketball. His blog is https://jhaposts.wordpress.com/ Jason lives in Kent, England.
Nicholas LeTourneau @nick_lt
Nicholas is Nets Republic’s Site Manager, Editor-In-Chief, & Video Content Manager. A college graduate, Nicholas is also NetsDaily’s video specialist, a writer & video content manager for both Rutgers.Rivals.com and WNBAinsidr.com, and founder of The Charity Stripe. You can follow him on Twitter at @nick_lt.
Charles Maniego @
Charles has been following the Nets from the Jason Kidd NBA Finals days. He aims to provide in-depth content on the Nets and the NBA, providing clarity to the stats. His work can also be found on The Brooklyn Game, Nothin’ But Nets, and Hashtag Basketball. Follow him on twitter @ignisyon for fun takes on basketball, pro wrestling, and life.
Christian Milcos @ChristianMilcos
Christian Milcos is a freshman at Marist College and has been writing about basketball for four years. He started reporting for his high school’s newspaper and ultimately took over as editor-in-chief. He expanded his horizons two years ago when he began a unique internship with Youth1.com . His other work can be found at TheBrooklynGame.com and NothinButNets.com. He lives by a quote from the great Mikhail Prokhorov, “I’m addicted to sport.”
Noah Torr is an NBA blogger and jack of all trades podcast host. At Nets Republic, he will be contributing to pre-game and post-game analysis in addition to anything else his editors will let him write about. Noah is also a contributor to Basketball Index and is the host of Locked on Baylor, a podcast centered around Baylor athletics.
Matthew Pisani @pisannd5
Matthew is a huge sports fan and is currently getting his Master’s in Sports Journalism from Quinnipiac University. He currently also writes for onthebanks.com which covers Rutgers Athletics and received his bachelor’s in Journalism and Philosophy from Rutgers as well. Matthew has been a Nets fan for over 15 years now and resides up in Connecticut, where, thankfully, they still get the YES Network