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.


Brunson resigns as Wolves assistant; agent denies improper conduct

An NBA source said that assistant coach Rick Brunson had been the subject of complaints that he behaved improperly toward women.


Keeping Butler, Towns key as Wolves attack their next steps

Signing Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns to contract extensions while surrounding them with more talent under salary-cap rules will challenge Wolves' management.


Thibodeau expects more from Wiggins

The Wolves coach thinks the young guard's last offseason was clouded by contract issues.


Wolves met Taylor's expectations, but he knows they can be better

Despite making the playoffs and having 18 sellouts at Target Center, the owner hoped for home-court advantage.


Season gives Wolves peek into what their future should hold

By whatever evaluation, the Wolves' 47-victory regular season and first-round, five-game playoff loss to Houston were important experiences for a franchise that hadn't made the postseason since 2004.


Season over: Another third-quarter collapse buries Wolves in Game 5

Houston's 30-15 advantage in the third quarter of Game 5 wasn't as massive as its 50-point barrage on Monday. But it erased Minnesota's halftime lead and ended the season for the Wolves.


Game 5 seen as a test of growth for Timberwolves

"We've grown a lot from the beginning to now," Wolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns said.


Harden recovers quickly from poor shooting night vs. Wolves

James Harden scored 22 points all by himself in Monday's third quarter, less than a week after he went 2-for-18


Quarter pounded with 3's: Houston buries Wolves with 50-point quarter

Leading by only a point at halftime, the Rockets outscored the Wolves 50-20 in the third quarter, including seven three pointers by Houston star James Harden.


Unbowed Wolves eager to put hard Game 4 defeat behind them

The Wolves said their confidence had not been dented. "Absolutely not," Karl-Anthony Towns said. "We will be ready [for Game 5]."