Sarah Kustok will take over the Nets' color commentator role this season, becoming the third woman on regional TV network in the NBA to handle such a role.
In an interview with the New York Post, she said that it's been quite the journey to get where she is today. She previously starred at DePaul before joining ESPN as a sideliner reporter for multiple sports.
Eventually after working in Chicago in a similar role, she came to YES Network to become the team's sideline reporter. After five years in that position, she has taken over the full-time color duties from Mike Fratello.
"It's funny, I'll talk to so many people, whether it's classes or young kids or aspiring broadcasters, and they're like, 'When I was in third grade, I knew this was it,'" Kustok said. "For better or worse, that was never me. I was kind of all over the board. Early on I wanted to be a doctor, I wanted to be a lawyer, and education was always very important to me. Then yes, when I finished grad school, I figured out that this is a pretty cool job, and it doesn't feel like you're going to work. Once I got into it, it's been a dream."
YES Network in an earlier press release that the have been impressed with Kustok's work with the club.
"Sarah has proven herself time and time again throughout her five years covering the Nets for us," YES Network president of production and programming John J. Filippelli said.
The Nets open the regular season on Oct. 18 against the Pacers in Indiana.