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

Wolves' Bennett throws weight around in win over Sixers

Anthony Bennett played a game for the Wolves for the first time Friday, weighing in at a trim 239 pounds. That's down from 255 last season in Cleveland.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 07:49 AM

Wolves' LaVine learns his lessons

Zach LaVine played more than 25 minutes off the bench against the Pacers in his NBA preseason debut. He took nine shots from the field, missed seven and committed five turnovers.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 12:41 AM

Better shots, better shooting for Wolves still elusive

Point guards Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea each went 1-for-6 in the preseason opener. Forward Robbie Hummel also went 1-for-6.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Wiggins showcases talents in Wolves preseason loss

The No. 1 pick scored 18 points in 32 minutes in a youth-filled game.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 05:16 AM

One week in, the roster picture is clearing for Wolves

Coach Flip Saunders has enjoyed experimenting with all his pieces up and down the roster.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 03:45 PM

Wolves Daily: Goodbye Mankato

Team broke its six-day training camp Sunday, headed for home and Tuesday's preseason opener at Indiana.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Tireless Saunders having a blast with his Wolves juggling act

Now that he has accepted not one but two exhaustive and time-consuming jobs, you’d think Flip Saunders wouldn’t have time for attending to every last detail. You'd think.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 06:43 AM

Wolves Daily Saturday: Day 4, Mankato camp

Wolves Daily Saturday: Day 4, Mankato camp

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 11:47 PM

Fesenko fights Wolves job with family in war-torn Ukraine

Kyrylo Fesenko arrived in Minnesota weeks ago so he could work out, lose some more weight and prepare himself to earn his way onto an NBA roster for the first time since he played three games for Indiana in 2012.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 12:48 AM

Wolves have been early media darlings in training camp

The Timberwolves aren’t lacking for media attention national and beyond while they transition to a new day with youngsters like Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 12:12 AM

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