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

Rubio injury forces Williams, LaVine to step up

Ricky Rubio’s frightening ankle injury Friday leaves the team with veteran Mo Williams as its starter and rookie Zach LaVine as the only backup option.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 12:50 AM

Rubio's three-point attempts are a rarity

The point guard has prioritized midrange over long-range this season.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Wolves start fast, finish strong in victory over Brooklyn

Nikola Pekovic’s inside muscle, Ricky Rubio’s near-triple-double give road trip a joyful start.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 07:42 AM

Saunders-KG history spans growth from Da Kid to The Man

Kevin Garnett interrupted his unwavering routine before Wednesday’s game just long enough to walk over and give Wolves coach Flip Saunders a hug.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 12:29 AM

NBA Insider: New deal indication of Rubio's willingness to stay

Once upon a time, Ricky Rubio and his camp gave the distinct impression the precocious point guard wanted to play anywhere but Minnesota. Here in 2014, Rubio said re-signing was always his No. 1 objective.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 08:33 AM

Martin is clutch but late free throws by Chicago sink Wolves

Kevin Martin’s clutch shots were wasted after Chicago escaped out of Target Center with a win in the final second.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 12:28 AM

No matter the cash, Rubio wants to be the best

Ricky Rubio’s new four-year, $55 million contract extension foreshadows an expected, approaching explosion in the league’s salary cap.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 12:14 AM

Rubio agrees to four-year, $55 million extension with Wolves

The agreement will keep Rubio from becoming a restricted free agent, which would have happened if the two sides did not reach a deal by 11 p.m. Friday night.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Love is special guest at LeBron's welcome home

Kevin Love played his first game with the Cavaliers, amid the return of Ohio’s prodigal son.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 11:59 AM

Reserves can't rescue new-look Wolves in season opener

The Wolves had no answers for Memphis’ frontcourt team of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, who combined for 57 points.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 06:52 AM

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