Quin Snyder agrees to terms with Jazz to become coach
Longtime assistant and former Missouri head coach Quin Snyder agrees to terms with Utah Jazz to become head coach.
Sportando first reported and CBSSports.com confirms that Atlanta Hawks assistant and former Missouri head coach Quin Snyder has agreed to a three-year deal to become the coach of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz announced the move Friday afternoon.
Snyder left Missouri after a tumultuous turn that saw NCAA investigations result in his departure. Snyder coached the Spurs' D-League affiliate Austin Toros, working under R.C. Buford and Gregg Popovich, who have been supporters of Snyder's career. Snyder grew a reputation in Austin for development and passion. He worked in Philadelphia as an assistant with Doug Collins, for the Lakers under Mike Brown in his first season, and spent a year with CSKA Moscow before returning last season to work under Mike Budenholzer in Atlanta.
Snyder gets to work with a great young point guard in Trey Burke, a talented big man in Derrick Favors, and will have a top five draft pick this month. It's a young roster that's tailor-made for a first-time head coach with assistant credentials. Jazz GM Dennis Lindsay was familiar with Snyder from his time in Austin.
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