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.

Wolves break Eastern Conference hex by holding off Knicks 108-104

By surviving on the road against a struggling team, they clinched their first winning season since 2005.

Wolves dominate Clippers to secure first non-losing season since 2005

By ending a two-game losing streak to San Antonio and Houston, the Wolves put three games between them and the Clippers.

Another birthday for the Wolves' ageless Crawford

Jamal Crawford, who turned 38 on Tuesday, has played for 18 coaches in 18 seasons and just keeps on playing, whether winter or all summer long.

Rose is embracing role, and Wolves are on board

Derrick Rose's addition to the Wolves' rotation with a month left in the regular season has provided both periods of adjustment and promise

San Antonio puts an end to Wolves' two-game winning streak

Trailing by nine points early, the Spurs ran away with the game late thanks to veteran forward LaMarcus Aldridge's 39-point, 10-rebound performance

Wolves' Gibson doesn't mind playing heavy minutes

Until this season, Taj Gibson had never averaged more than the 28.7 minutes he played for coach Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls in a 2013-14 season when he played all 82 games

NBA insider: Bjelica is making a name for himself

The ver­sa­tile for­ward has stepped up his game in Jimmy But­ler's ab­sence.

Wolves playing with more seriousness as playoff race heats up

"They're growing," Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said of his team, which is among eight teams chasing the West's final six playoff spots.

Thibodeau happy Ewing finally got his head-coaching shot

Patrick Ewing served 15 years as an assistant coach for four NBA teams but didn't get his first head-coaching job until his alma mater called last spring.

Pressure builds as Wolves push through playoff-contending crowd

The NBA's Western Conference race is so tight that every night is now crucial. "Everyone is watching games," coach Tom Thibodeau said.