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

Wiggins great, Harden better as Houston tops Wolves

James Harden scored 16 of his 33 points in the third quarter, and 31 of those in the first three quarters as the Rockets won their 49th game of the season.

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 12:29 AM

Lakers aren't their usual selves as they come to Target Center

Wednesday’s game with the Timberwolves is pertinent only for its draft-lottery implications: The Lakers lead the Wolves in the win column by two, 18-16.

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 07:12 AM

Angry Saunders after beating Jazz: 'We're not tanking games'

The Wolves had only seven healthy players for their overtime win over Utah and coach Flip Saunders was outraged afterward over suggestions his team is losing on purpose.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 07:15 AM

Wiggins aims at playing all 82 games

The Timberwolves lost yet another player to the injured list on Monday when they played at Utah without starting shooting guard Kevin Martin and his ailing hamstring.

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 11:50 PM

Newest Wolf Kilpatrick was ready when he got the call

Sean Kilpatrick had mere hours to pack, drive and join Wolves at the Garden.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 12:12 AM

NBA Insider: Former Wolves pick Laettner: 'Hey, people mature'

Christian Laettner, a figure from the Wolves’ past says he just isn’t worth hating anymore.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 07:53 PM

May 24, 1992: Laettner no longer Mr. Nice Guy

Before he became college basketball's version of a pop star's concert, Christian Laettner was just another kid from south of Buffalo.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 05:59 PM

Ankle injury figures to keep Pekovic out 'for immediate future'

Nikola Pekovic missed his fifth consecutive game Thursday because of that perpetually hurting ankle.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 01:11 AM

Overtime result is a win for the Wolves, in the standings

The shorthanded Wolves might have hurt their lottery odds by beating the Knicks in overtime Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 01:07 AM

Ankle injury makes Bennett a no-go in hometown return

TORONTO – Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett predicts his return from a sprained ankle is near.It just wasn’t near enough Wednesday.He...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 05:48 AM

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