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Quinn Snyder is stepping down as jazz coach after eight seasons with Utah

Quinn Snyder is stepping down as jazz coach after eight seasons with Utah

The Utah Jazz It was announced Sunday afternoon that coach Quinn Snyder will be stepping down after eight seasons as a coach. It was reported earlier this week that Snyder was He thinks about his future with the teamand was in contact with the Utah front office regarding his decision. With the latest announcement, his time with jazz is officially ending.

“Queen Snyder has embodied what basketball has represented to jazz over the past eight years,” Utah Jazz owner, Ryan Smith said. “The tireless work ethic and attention to detail Quinn displays every day is a testament to the professional he is. I have nothing but admiration for Quinn and respect for his decision. On behalf of Ashley and myself along with our property group and our entire organization, we thank Quinn and Amy from the bottom of our hearts for All of their contributions are to the Utah State Jazz and we wish them nothing but the best.”

During Snyder’s eight seasons with the jazz, he collected 372-264 records and missed the playoffs only twice. However, despite being one of the league’s top regular-season teams during his tenure, this success did not translate into beyond the season, as the team never made it to the Western Conference finals. Recently, the jazz bounced into the first round of playoffs this season before Dallas Mavericksdespite having an advantage with Luka Doncic who missed three games.

Despite an early exit from the playoffs, Snyder’s departure was somewhat surprising given that he had two years left on his contract. The Jazz were looking to sign him on the extension, but eventually decided to walk away from the team he helped build into a consistent playoff contender.

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Snyder is one of the most respected coaches in the league, and he would be a highly desirable candidate for another major coaching job. However, ESPN reports that he may take a year off and return to training after next season. He has been mentioned as a possible successor to San Antonio Spurs Longtime coach Greg Popovich whenever he decides to retire, and there may be other coaching vacancies next summer as well.

For Utah, the search for a new head coach will now begin amid what was already expected to be a pivotal off season for the team.

Jazz has a preliminary list of candidates, In the sun of poetryincluding jazz assistant Alex Jensen, former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stots, Knicks assistant Jonny Bryant, Celtics assistant Will Hardy, and Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin.

There were doubts about Utah’s ability to win with both Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert as cornerstones of the franchise, and the well-documented tension between the players didn’t help matters either. Gobert was mentioned as a potential commercial candidate this summer, while rumors swirled that Mitchell might ask for a deal in the near future if Jazz didn’t build enough around him.