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

Called because of smoke: Wolves try playing in Mexico again

The Wolves are back in Mexico City, hoping to play after an arena fire postponed their game last season.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 06:40 AM

With Rubio injured, Wolves place trust in LaVine

By turning to teenager Zach LaVine with Rubio sidelined, coach Flip Saunders is investing in a rookie during a season he repeatedly refers to as “developmental.”

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 07:29 AM

NBA Insider: There's room in the Western Conference penthouse

That rugged road to the Western Conference playoffs has become a little smoother.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 12:58 PM

Wolves Daily: A 102-92 loss at Miami

With Ricky Rubio out injured, rookie Zach LaVine gets his first NBA start in 102-92 loss at Miami

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 10:26 AM

MRI reveals no broken ankle for Rubio but 'significant' sprain

Ricky Rubio will remain on crutches for the next 10 days to two weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated when the swelling subsides and he can place some weight on his left foot.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Rubio on crutches after ankle injury in Wolves' OT loss

Ricky Rubio injured his left ankle driving for a basket late in the first half in Orlando and did not return.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 07:35 AM

Rubio injury forces Williams, LaVine to step up

Ricky Rubio’s frightening ankle injury Friday leaves the team with veteran Mo Williams as its starter and rookie Zach LaVine as the only backup option.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 12:50 AM

Rubio's three-point attempts are a rarity

The point guard has prioritized midrange over long-range this season.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Wolves start fast, finish strong in victory over Brooklyn

Nikola Pekovic’s inside muscle, Ricky Rubio’s near-triple-double give road trip a joyful start.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 07:42 AM

Saunders-KG history spans growth from Da Kid to The Man

Kevin Garnett interrupted his unwavering routine before Wednesday’s game just long enough to walk over and give Wolves coach Flip Saunders a hug.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 12:29 AM

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