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 keeping tabs on Pekovic's minutes

Pekovic is supposed to be on a 20- to 22-minute time limit, but coach Rick Adelman said the cumulative time isn’t as important as the duration of the stretches Pekovic plays.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Love aims to be just as good for Wolves in March

The All-Star forward was scorching hot in February.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Wolves welcome two starters back, and win in Sacramento

With both Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin in the starting lineup and on the floor at game’s end, the Wolves repelled a Kings team that had played the night before.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 09:00 AM

Wolves notes: Barea unapologetic over his emotional nature

Flip Saunders on his weekly KFAN radio show said he put J.J. Barea “on notice” and said he needs to contain his emotions better.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 12:23 AM

Wolves rookie Muhammad responds after opportunity

Against the Suns, Shabazz Muhammad played the entire fourth quarter. His scoring, rebounding and physical presence proved fundamental

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 12:55 AM

Wolves couldn't afford to lose against Suns

Tuesday’s comeback against the Suns kept whatever playoff hopes Minnesota still has alive.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 01:19 AM

Muhammad's career night helps Wolves rally past Phoenix

Shabazz Muhammad’s 20 points helped the Wolves climb closer to the last playoff spot.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 07:25 AM

Wolves notes: Pekovic's wait to return to lineup continues

Three weeks after he hoped to be back, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic remains out because of bursitis in his right ankle.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Injuries create an opening for Muhammad to play

The four-month wait for the rookie forward to play took him to Iowa and the NBA’s Development League via Reno, Nev., but it has arrived in at least a modest way the past two games now that Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf all are out injured.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 02:21 PM

Martin to have thumb re-examined; feels he's getting close

Martin is hoping to play sometime during the remaining three games on a five-game trip that ends next Monday at Denver. He will rejoin the team in Phoenix — site of Tuesday’s game against the Suns — on Monday night.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 12:49 PM

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