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.


Next up for Wolves: A big contract for Wiggins

The Timberwolves intend to sign young star Andrew Wiggins to a contract extension by October's season opener that could approach $150 million.


With many ties to Wolves, Crawford's arrival almost inevitable

Winding up with the Timberwolves, in the same city he was drafted 18 years ago, was meant to be for Jamal Crawford.


Gruff, tough but 'awesome': New Wolves take apart Thibodeau's style

"His shell is so hard, but once you finally break into his shell, he's an awesome guy," Taj Gibson said of Tom Thibodeau, who is his coach again.


Experienced new Wolves expected to add toughness and character

In a matter of days, the Wolves have grown older as well as much more experienced and playoff-proven. But will that result in the team's first playoff appearance since 2004?


Wolves agree to two-year deal with Jamal Crawford

A three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year since 2010, Jamal Crawford's arrival once he clears waivers Monday will give the Wolves a three-point shooting wing off the bench


New Wolves forward Taj Gibson arrested after traffic incident in NYC

Gibson was arrested and charged with a moving vehicle violation and driving with a suspended license.


Thibodeau: Timberwolves 'put the team first' in trading Rubio

In his his first public comments since the NBA's free-agent moratorium ended Thursday, Wolves boss Tom Thibodeau addressed trading Ricky Rubio to Utah and bringing in guard Jeff Teague.


Time to sign: NBA's free-agent moratorium ends Thursday

Wolves on Thursday can officially sign point guard Jeff Teague, power forward Taj Gibson and any other free agent with whom they might reach agreement.


Wolves rookie center Justin Patton has foot surgery

The 16th overall pick last month, injured in a recent workout, is out indefinitely and will miss the Summer League.


Wolves, Gibson agree on two-year, $28 million deal

Signing of Taj Gibson reunited Tom Thibodeau with another former player he admires.