Coach Quin Snyder and the Jazz are facing an uncertain future, with no resolution yet on if the sides will move forward together, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN.
The possibility exists that Snyder could decide to leave the Jazz after eight seasons, Wojnarowski and MacMahon wrote.
Basically, Snyder’s return next season is not guaranteed despite what Wojnarowski and MacMahon described as “good faith” talks involving Snyder, Jazz owner Ryan Smith and CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge.
Snyder, 55, has coached the Jazz to a 3720-264 record in his eight years, including a 49-33 record this year. They finished 52-20 in 2010-21 for the NBA’s best mark, but failed to reach the Western Conference finals.
Utah is the only NBA team in which Snyder has served as a head coach. He has been an assistant with the Hawks, Lakers, 76ers and Clippers, and has been a head coach at Missouri and in the G League.
“Snyder expressed no interest in discussing open jobs in the marketplace this offseason, sources said, but sitting out a season would certainly leave him as one of the most sought-after candidates in 2023 and beyond,” Wojnarowski and MacMahon wrote.
There is no sense of when Snyder and the Jazz may reach a decision on whether he’ll return.
The Jazz are aiming to continue to build around guard Donovan Mitchell, but are expected to be one of the most aggressive teams in shaking up the roster this offseason and make a serious move toward contention. Some have speculated that might mean moving center Rudy Gobert, should it mean a nice return.