After a thrilling semester of commuting to Washington D.C.’s Verizon Center three days a week from Baltimore, I’ve officially completed my spring semester internship with Monumental Sports Network.
Wednesday was a day full of emotions. When I wasn’t running around helping set-up for the introduction of new Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks, I found myself reflecting on how grateful I am to have been given the chance to learn from a unique group of consummate professionals.
There’s something about the nation’s capital that sparked the adrenaline in me each time I strolled out of Union Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:40 a.m.
And what a day it was to walk out of the Verizon Center doors one last time. Former Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Scott Brooks was introduced to the media for the first time as the newest top guy of the Washington Wizards.
Washington was buzzing. Brooks has enjoyed great success as a head coach in the NBA, and many feel he has the ability to lead the Wizards back to the playoffs. It was thrilling to be right in the middle of the slew of media members in town for the hiring Brooks.
Earlier on during my final day, I took a call from Root Sports on-air talent Rob King – a long-time friend of my aunt Karen’s. He was generous enough to give me 45 minutes of feedback on my broadcast reel, which he seemed to have watched thoroughly. Rob has seen great success in Pittsburgh and I really appreciate him taking the time to weigh in on some of my work.
As I go forth and officially lean closer and closer to referring to myself as a rising senior at Loyola, there’s no doubt I will cherish and utilize the advice, techniques and styles I had the chance to soak in during my time with Monumental Sports Network. My experience has created other opportunities for me in the area. Looking ahead, I have several broadcasting opportunities with DMVSTREAM.COM that will be good benchmarks for individual growth. Stay tuned.
I’d like to extend my deepest appreciation to the entire Monumental Sports Network staff. I can now call them family.