Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Ridnour finalist for sportsmanship award

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves news Updated: April 16, 2012 - 1:22 PM

 Greetings. 

Wolves guard Luke Ridnour isn't ready to come back from his sprained ankle yet, so he isn't here in Indianapolis for tonight's game with the Indiana Pacers. 

Still, Ridnour was named one of six divisional finalists for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award. The other's in contention for the award are Cleveland's Antawn Jamison, Dallas' Jason Kidd, the L.A. Clippers' Chris Paul, Miami's Shane Battier and New York's Jeremy Lin. They were selected by a five-member panel of former players.

The award reflects the ideals of sportsmanship -- ethical behavior, fair play and integrity -- in amateur and professional basketball.

Kent Youngblood here. I'll be covering the game tonight, with Jerry picking up the team tomorrow. I'll get back to you after the game. 

 

 

 

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