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

Add Vinny Del Negro to list of Wolves' coaching candidates

According to two NBA sources, Vinny Del Negro interviewed with Wolves president of Flip Saunders on May 21 in Cleveland, one day before he interviewed Memphis coach Dave Joerger

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 12:33 PM

Timberwolves check out U's Austin Hollins

Among the six players who worked out for the Wolves on Thursday was Austin Hollins, whose father has interviewed for the open coaching job.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 07:41 AM

Wolves take another look at familiar cast of coaching candidates

Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders has said very little publicly about his search for the team’s next coach, which now has reached five weeks.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Wolves still searching for coach after Joerger stays with Grizzlies

With star Kevin Love’s future in Minnesota in doubt, the Wolves now will resume a search process that has included interviews with, among others, former Toronto coach Sam Mitchell and Lionel Hollins, whom Dave Joerger replaced in Memphis.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 06:26 AM

After interviewing Joerger, Taylor's mood is positive

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor interviewed Dave Joerger for 2 ½ hours on Saturday, the next step toward the Memphis coach and Minnesota native becoming the team’s 11th head coach.

Updated: May 25, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Joerger, Wolves in discussions over open coaching job

Memphis coach Dave Joerger is expected to meet with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor over the upcoming holiday weekend, the next step toward him becoming the next head coach for his home-state NBA team.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 05:42 PM

Joerger emerges as Wolves' coaching candidate

The Timberwolves will interview Minnesotan Dave Joerger, who is coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 10:35 PM

No moving parts in Wolves' lottery luck

The bouncing balls left them no better off — as owners of the 13th pick.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Will Wolves move up in lottery? What are the odds?

The Wolves own six chances out of 1,000 — yep, 0.6 percent — of winning the No. 1 overall. In their 26-year history, they’ve never gotten lucky and beaten the lottery’s odds.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 11:51 AM

Wolves temper Love trade rumors

Amid renewed reports that Kevin Love intends to leave Minnesota in 2015 and the Timberwolves are reconsidering their position, owner Glen Taylor reiterated that the team doesn’t intend to soon trade him.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 07:48 AM

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