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

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

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

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