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

Karl talks coaching, Kevin Love and catching Jackson

While he yearns and waits for one final chance to coach a NBA team, future Hall of Famer George Karl travels from time to time wherever his basketball jones may take him.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 12:34 AM

Chatter has Golden State as promising suitor for Love

Kevin Love trade chatter is percolating, and there’s still a week before next Thursday night’s NBA draft. Golden State's Klay Thompson and David Lee could be trade pieces.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 01:20 AM

Saunders flips back the clock with assistant coach hires

Flip Saunders' new assistant coaches with the Wolves are some old friends: Sam Mitchell and Sidney Lowe.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Lowe is first addition to Wolves staff

Ex-Wolves player, coach reunites with Saunders.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 08:54 AM

In TV interviews, Love not sounding long for Wolves

More than a week after Kevin Love toured Boston to “check out” the city for three days, he reiterated in both interviews that winning is his top priority.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 09:26 AM

Saunders says he's in with or without Love

Officially named coach on Friday, Flip Saunders says he’s the ‘right guy’ for the Timberwolves and will persevere.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 12:55 AM

Wolves' coaching search comes full circle, ends on the inside

Flip Saunders will return to coach the Timberwolves, and continue his role as president of basketball operations.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 12:42 AM

NBA Finals rematch contains intrigue, history

The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are back at it, one year after they engaged in an epic seven-game NBA Finals the Heat ultimately won with an unforgettable desperation three-point shot.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Saunders shows no concern over Love's Boston vacation

The All-Star’s Boston trip turned some heads, but not that of the Wolves’ boss.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 10:10 AM

Summer of waiting, maybe trading, for Wolves and Love

As Kevin Love hints at leaving, the Wolves must size up trade options. Wolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda breaks down the possibilities of where Love might go.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 06:13 PM

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