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.


New-look Ricky Rubio still looks right at home

Former Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio came “home” Friday to a newly remodeled Target Center he almost didn’t recognize and to an introductory ovation that…


Jazz Age begins: Rubio now a Target Center visitor

On Friday night, Rubio brings the Jazz to a freshly remodeled Target Center he might not quite recognize in a reunion with a Wolves team playing its home opener.


'We just have to do better': Wolves open with a dud in San Antonio

Debuting three new starters and six new faces on the opening night roster, the Wolves trailed by as many 13 points and couldn't hold a one-point lead with five minutes remaining.


Wolves cringe, empathize over Hayward's gruesome leg injury

Jimmy Butler looked away when television replays showed Gordon Hayward's gruesome leg injury fewer than six minutes into his Celtics career Tuesday in Cleveland.


Five questions, five answers about the Timberwolves in 2017-18

Here's the answers to what you're wondering about as the Wolves prepare to open the season.


Is this finally the year for the Wolves to dazzle?

With trades and free-agent signings bringing more star power and maturity, will the Wolves perpetual future finally yield to a winning present? The answer will begin to come into focus during Wednesday's season-opener.


Flurry of offseason player movement adding intrigue to NBA season

The Wolves' draft-night trade with Chicago for three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler was the first thunderbolt transaction in a dizzying summer.


The answer seems clear for the Timberwolves: Let's run

Tom Thibodeau now has the pieces to push the tempo.


Time in Miami prepared Georges-Hunt for Wolves roster battle

After an up-and down first year, Marcus Georges-Hunt wants to show the Wolves what he can do as a Tom Thibodeau-approved "3-and-D" player.


Wolves come back from China, get back to work

After Tuesday's workout, coach Tom Thibodeau called for a need to return to fundamentals in the team's first practice after its trip to China.