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

A whole new ballgame for NBA-bound college coaches

Even some of the best college coaches need adjustment time to learn the nuances of an NBA job.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 11:59 PM

Search is on after Adelman retires

Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said he’ll conduct an “extensive” search for the next coach after consulting with owner Glen Taylor. But Saunders didn't rule himself out of the running.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 06:49 AM

Clippers coach Rivers becomes circus' new ringmaster

The Clippers, under Doc Rivers, play for each other, not only highlight-reel dunks.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 12:58 AM

Rubio's contract to be offseason discussion topic for Wolves

Ricky Rubio’s representatives the Wolves can begin July 1 discussions on a contract extension of the rookie deal he signed in May 2011.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 10:00 AM

Double OT loss disappointing end to disappointing Wolves season

The Wolves’ double-OT loss ensured their ninth consecutive losing season.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 09:37 AM

Adelman: Core in place for winner, with or without him

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman looked back Wednesday at the season that was and the season that likely will be without him and declared the playoffs in reach. Just not this season

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Without fanfare: Is tonight's game Adelman's last with the Wolves?

If Wednesday's season finale is Rick Adelman’s final game with the Wolves, the innovative coach won’t mind leaving with little hoopla.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 07:33 AM

Wins don't seem to follow when Love scores big

He followed his 43-point game with 40, but the Wolves fell to 3-7 when he scores that many.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 09:25 AM

Wolves' offseason to-do list likely includes coaching search

Whatever moves the Wolves make will be tied to Kevin Love’s future. His approaching free agency, is still 15 months away but each personnel transaction is intended to convince him to stay.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 07:30 AM

Late-season success tastes a bit sour for Wolves

Missing playoffs again is hitting home, especially after recent Wolves wins over teams that earned their way there.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 12:36 PM

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