Jazz coach Quin Snyder reportedly considering future with team

As the Utah Jazz face a crucial offseason after being bounced back by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs, they may be doing so without a coach. According to ESPN, Quin Snyder is considering his future with the team and may step down.

Snyder has been in communication with Utah’s ownership and management about his future with this franchise, but he has yet to commit to a return. There was no deadline for Snyder to make a decision, and the two sides will continue to talk.

According to ESPN:

“While talks have been described as a ‘goodwill’ attempt to reach a resolution to keep Snyder on the job, discussions with owner Ryan Smith and basketball operations chief Danny Ainge have yet to secure the coach,” the source said. Return next season.

“The Jazz have offered to extend Snyder’s current contract, which has two years remaining, including his option for the 2023-24 season, the source said. The organization also welcomes Snyder’s current offer next season, the source said. return of the contract.”

According to ESPN, Snyder’s conversations with the team have been about “philosophical questions” and how the team can become a championship contender. Although Snyder has yet to decide on his future with the Jazz, ESPN reports that he is currently showing no interest in any coaching vacancies. There was a time when Snyder was considered a potential coaching candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Lakers recently announced that Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darwin Hamm would be their new head coach. After the Sacramento Kings hired Mike Brown to replace interim head coach Alvin Gentry, who replaced Luke Walton earlier this season, the only remaining coaching job is with the Charlotte Hornets.

Snyder, who has a .585 winning percentage with the Jazz, has coached in Utah for eight seasons. During that time, the Jazz missed the playoffs only twice, but failed to reach the Western Conference finals. Snyder has helped Utah become a solid playoff contender, but despite being one of the best regular-season teams in recent years, that success hasn’t translated into the playoffs.

Tensions also reportedly existed between star players Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. There have been doubts about Utah’s ability to win with two players, and Gobert was mentioned as a trade candidate this summer. How the Jazz reload next to Mitchell this offseason could not only determine the future of the Utah franchise, but may be a factor in Snyder’s decision to stay on as the team’s head coach. It’s already been a big offseason for the Jazz as they try to improve their roster, and now they may have to worry about finding a coach if Snyder decides to leave the team.

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