Snyder resigns, says Jazz ‘need a new voice’


Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has resigned after eight seasons with the franchise, the staff introduced Sunday.

Jazz possession and administration spent a number of weeks attempting to persuade Snyder to return as coach — even providing a contract extension — however he merely determined that his time had come to step away from the job, sources instructed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Snyder had two years left on his contract, together with his personal possibility on the ultimate yr, sources instructed Wojnarowski.

Snyder, who underwent hip surgical procedure after the season, has been recuperating again to full well being. As soon as he decides to make himself a candidate for different teaching jobs sooner or later, it’s anticipated that Snyder could be a excessive precedence for nearly any staff with a gap.

In a press release, Snyder stated he was “grateful” for his time with the Jazz however stated his choice got here right down to what was greatest for the staff’s gamers.

“On the core, and what drives me every single day is our gamers and their ardour for the sport, their want to continually work to enhance and their dedication to the staff and the Jazz. I strongly really feel they want a brand new voice to proceed to evolve. That is it. No philosophical variations, no different motive. After eight years, I simply really feel it’s time to transfer onward,” Snyder stated in a press release. “I wanted to take time to detach after the season and ensure this was the best choice.”

The Jazz plan to begin on a training search instantly, sources instructed Wojnarowski.

Snyder had a 372-264 report in his eight seasons with the Jazz, matching the Golden State Warriors‘ Steve Kerr for the third-longest tenure with a staff amongst energetic head coaches, trailing solely the San Antonio Spurs‘ Gregg Popovich and Miami Heat‘s Erik Spoelstra.

After inheriting a franchise coming off a 25-57 season, Snyder performed a distinguished position in Utah turning into a perennial playoff staff. The Jazz have the Western Convention’s longest energetic postseason streak at six years, however Utah has not superior previous the convention semifinals on this period.

Utah has undergone main adjustments in any respect ranges of the group throughout Snyder’s time in Utah, significantly previously two years, together with Ryan Smith’s buy of the franchise from the Miller household and the transitioning from Dennis Lindsey to Danny Ainge because the lead basketball government.

“Quin Snyder has embodied what Jazz basketball is for the final eight years,” Smith stated in a press release. “The tireless work ethic and a spotlight to element Quin displayed every day is a testomony to the skilled he’s. I’ve nothing however admiration for Quin and respect his choice.”

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