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 notes: Barea unapologetic over his emotional nature

Flip Saunders on his weekly KFAN radio show said he put J.J. Barea “on notice” and said he needs to contain his emotions better.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 12:23 AM

Wolves rookie Muhammad responds after opportunity

Against the Suns, Shabazz Muhammad played the entire fourth quarter. His scoring, rebounding and physical presence proved fundamental

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 12:55 AM

Wolves couldn't afford to lose against Suns

Tuesday’s comeback against the Suns kept whatever playoff hopes Minnesota still has alive.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 01:19 AM

Muhammad's career night helps Wolves rally past Phoenix

Shabazz Muhammad’s 20 points helped the Wolves climb closer to the last playoff spot.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 07:25 AM

Wolves notes: Pekovic's wait to return to lineup continues

Three weeks after he hoped to be back, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic remains out because of bursitis in his right ankle.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Injuries create an opening for Muhammad to play

The four-month wait for the rookie forward to play took him to Iowa and the NBA’s Development League via Reno, Nev., but it has arrived in at least a modest way the past two games now that Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf all are out injured.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 02:21 PM

Martin to have thumb re-examined; feels he's getting close

Martin is hoping to play sometime during the remaining three games on a five-game trip that ends next Monday at Denver. He will rejoin the team in Phoenix — site of Tuesday’s game against the Suns — on Monday night.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 12:49 PM

Tired Timberwolves collapse against Trail Blazers

From 18 points ahead in the second quarter to 14 points behind in the fourth quarter, the Timberwolves are back to even after two games on a five-game Western trip after Sunday’s 108-97 loss at Portland.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 09:44 AM

Wolves Daily: Burned by the Trail Blazers

The Wolves' three-game winning streak ended with a 108-97 loss at Portland in which they led by 18 points in the second quarter.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 08:15 AM

Love's triple-double leads Wolves to victory in Utah

The All-Star had 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his shorthanded team’s third victory in a row.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 06:55 AM

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