Jerry Zgoda

Reporter | Timberwolves, NBA
Phone: 612-673-7197
Jerry has been a Star Tribune sportswriter so long, his first beat directly out of college was covering the North Stars. In nearly 30 years, he has covered the NHL, the Wolves and the NBA twice (he missed the whole Kevin Garnett era, which says something about his sense of timing), Gophers and NCAA athletics, the radio/TV beat, major-championship golf and outdoor recreation.

Recent content from Jerry Zgoda

Wolves coach Saunders will be careful with Williams' minutes

Timberwolves point guard Mo Williams returned for Tuesday’s game at Washington after missing the previous six because of back issues. Coach Flip Saunders acknowledged he needs to limit Williams' minutes for now.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Wizards use Saunders' offense to beat the Wolves

Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders is correct, or at least he was about Tuesday’s 109-95 loss at Washington. His offensive system does work.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 09:01 AM

Wolves mull options with Turiaf's season done

Turiaf’s contract with a $1.6 million salary expires after this season, which means the Wolves eventually will waive him to clear a roster spot.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 11:38 PM

NBA Insider: Success as coach comes quick for Kerr

Steve Kerr has led Golden State to a 20-2 start, the best ever by an NBA rookie coach. Victory No. 18 came last week at Target Center, where Kerr would have played had Cleveland not once matched a Wolves offer sheet.

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Early struggles doom Wolves against Oklahoma City

The Wolves’ up-and-down effort against the rolling Thunder - down 24 points, then pulling within 11 in the fourth quarter - wasn't enough.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 12:49 AM

LaVine, Westbrook reflect on the comparisons

Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine witnessed up close the kind of player he aims to be when he faced Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook for the first time on Friday.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 12:34 AM

Wolves have athletes, and Saunders wants them to run

Minnesota's players are rich in athleticism but underuse transition game.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 01:34 AM

Teen Wolves: Wiggins, LaVine have growth spurt in win

Andrew Wiggins’ double-double and Zach LaVine’s solid game helped end a six-game losing streak.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 06:12 AM

Wolves notes: Saunders puts onus on veterans to play better

A Wolves rebuild could lead Flip Saunders to deal any or all of his veterans for draft picks, young players and/or salary relief by the February trade deadline.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 12:31 AM

Injured veterans cause Saunders to flip switch on season

Injuries to Wolves players have caused Flip Saunders to switch gears just 20 games into his first year as both coach and executive decision-maker in Minnesota.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 07:10 AM

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