Beyond the Bylines: Getting to Know the Nothin’ But Nets Team

Nov 18, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) is seen on the floor during player introductions prior to action against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 18, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) is seen on the floor during player introductions prior to action against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports /
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Zachary Edward Knecht

Favorite NBA team: Brooklyn Nets

Favorite NBA player(s): Brandon Jennings

Player(s) you want to meet: Brandon Jennings, Brook Lopez, and Dwyane Wade

How did you become interested in NBA basketball?

I started getting into the NBA, for one, just watching ESPN. I’d watch it for football and then gained a liking for basketball. I also started getting into it because when I was in cub scouts, we went to a Chicago Bulls-New Jersey Nets game that really sparked my interest.

If you’re pursuing sports journalism as a career, when did you realize this was what you wanted to do? If not, what is your career goal, and what drives you to cover sports?

My career choice is still undecided. I do really enjoy journalism and covering sports because I love writing in general, and sports is my passion. I wish to find a career in sports because I just love every aspect of it. I would love coaching or being an analyst, or just anything in sports.

What is your favorite piece you’ve written for NBN? If you haven’t been here long enough, what is your favorite piece you’ve written for any publication?

My favorite piece to write was the takeaways from their road game against the Lakers earlier this month. I loved getting in-depth for the analysis.