After an eight-year tenure as head coach, Utah Jazz Quin Snyder’s future with the team looks to be ‘unclear’ according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon.
The Jazz would gladly have him return on his current contract. They would also like to extend it to include the 2023-2024 season according to ESPN sources. However, there has been no further discussion on securing his return and no commitment made by Snyder so far.
ESPN sources say that conversations have mainly revolved around philosophical issues. They have also been about how the franchise can work together to advance further in the playoffs next season. Since losing to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in game six of the Western Conference quarterfinals, Snyder has avoided discussing job searching in the offseason.
Snyder came to the Jazz in 2014. He is now tied for third-longest term with an NBA team out of active coaches, with Golden State head coach Steve Kerr. Snyder has a record of 372-264 and has made the playoffs six consecutive years. These statistics alone have proven to be a key in making the Jazz a consistent postseason team.
“There is no other partner I would rather have as a coach and as a leader of our players and as a partner in our front office than Quin Snyder,” said Jazz general manager Justin Zanik during an interview in late April.
There are rumors speculating that Snyder could end up in Los Angeles or San Antonio. Because of this, his replacement has also been highly talked about. One potential replacement is 76’s Doc Rivers according to Bleacher Report Jake Fischer. Rivers worked under current Jazz CEO Danny Ainge while at Boston from 2004 to 2013. Due to this, several ESPN league sources believe him to be a potential replacement.
With a NBA championship on the line, ownership will have to make changes to the team. One of which may include extending Snyder’s contract.
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