Jerry Zgoda | Star Tribune
Reporter | Timberwolves, NBA

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 first 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.


Timberwolves slide back, grab seventh pick in NBA draft lottery

Minnesota once again moved down and will pick seventh instead of sixth. It's the ninth time in 19 years in the NBA draft lottery process the Wolves moved back.


Thibodeau, other Wolves brass scope out talent at NBA draft combine

A month after the end of the regular season, Thibodeau has shifted toward his president's job, diving into draft preparations at a Chicago west-side gym for what is being called one of the best classes in years.


Karl-Anthony Towns builds his brand, company by company

Kit-Kat, Nike, Gatorade, 2K Sports, Beats by Dre and Jack Link's Beef Jerky. Towns is evidence that an NBA star needn't play in New York City or Los Angeles to collect endorsement deals.


Sand Valley golf course in Wisconsin is product of big dreams

Remote and hilly by design, the new course three hours from the Twin Cities was laid out with a links-golf feel in mind.


Wolves improve draft chances in pre-lottery draw

The Wolves now have a 43.9 percent chance in May 16 lottery to pick sixth and a slightly better than 1 in 20 chance to win the No. 1 overall pick.


Thibodeau praises Rubio - with a caveat

Ricky Rubio made strides this season, yes. But Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau also took a long look at other guards in the season finale.


Timberwolves' young foundation facing a 'critical summer'

Tom Thibodeau believes Timberwolves stars Karl-Anthony Towns, 21, and Andrew Wiggins, 22, have found something together despite a 51-loss season. Next up: more development.


Out with a whimper: Wolves season ends with sixth consecutive loss

Tom Thibodeau's first season as Minnesota's coach and president of basketball operations came to a close Wednesday night with a 123-118 loss in Houston.


41 by Towns + 40 by Wiggins = Wolves loss on buzzer-beater

Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for 81 points, but the Wolves lost when D'Angelo Russell hit a three-pointer at the buzzer for the Lakers.


Three young Wolves strive to go 82-for-82

Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng are closing in on a new standard for starters.