Quin Snyder To Step Down As Jazz Coach

Quin Snyder has decided to step down as head coach of the Jazz after eight seasons, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Quin Snyder

Snyder had been in some “good faith” talks with Jazz owner Ryan Smith and CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge about his future before making a decision.

“After eight seasons as coach, Snyder simply decided that it’s time to step away,” Wojnarowski reported. “Conversations had been amicable with team, relationships still strong, but Snyder has decided to leave after building the Jazz into a perennial playoff contender.”

Snyder, 55, has coached the Jazz to a 372-264 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 ESPN’s Tim MacMahon wrote.

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.

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