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Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder says Gordon Hayward may miss the final game of the season due to an Achilles tendon injury. Snyder announced Hayward will not play Monday against the Dallas Mavericks due to inflammation of the tendon. He did not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. ESPN.com

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His varied experience preceding his first appointment to a top job in the world’s most elite league gave him perspective, not only within himself but with what separates his newest position from those in his past. It’s part of why Snyder’s opinion on what makes the NBA so different likely varies from what most popular consensus would be. “I think the capacity that the players have to develop and learn, the speed with which they can pick things up,” Snyder told Basketball Insiders in a sit-down interview. “People perceive talent as athleticism and size and strength, [but] a lot of the ‘talent’ that these guys have is their ability to learn quickly. Show them something, they can do it immediately.” Basketball Insiders

As he mentioned, part of the issue was the group’s adjustment to Snyder’s new scheme. Where former Jazz coach Ty Corbin had Utah’s bigs leap out and “hedge” opposing ball-handlers (often leaving the Jazz in a four-on-three against if the handler was able to thread a pass through the trap), Snyder saw a different fit for his personnel – one that depended in part on each player’s individual attributes. “We do both now – it depends a little bit game to game, it depends on personnel,” he said. “Rudy Gobert is different than Trevor Booker, where Rudy is back more, Trevor’s up because he’s more aggressive. He’s 6’6 and athletic, Rudy’s long and athletic. I think just adjusting to what we have. Dante [Exum] is different in pick-and-roll than Trey [Burke]. So trying to take advantage of some of those various strengths and weaknesses.” Basketball Insiders

“The layers I would probably characterize as situations. We’re basically simulating,” Snyder said, before going into full-on coach-speak. “The easiest example would be sideline pick-and-roll versus middle pick-and-roll, versus Chris Paul and Blake Griffin [running] pick-and-roll in the low post; one-four pick-and-roll versus one-five pick-and-roll. There’s certain players that people specifically will put in pick-and-roll – that happened to us earlier in the year a lot, where people identified a player that they think is not as good defensively and isolate them. So learning how to manage those situations and trying to recreate a specific P&R situation.” Basketball Insiders

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Favors, for one, did not want to be any part of a tanking bunch, and he knew it would be up to those who were designated to lead the team to ensure that did not happen. New coach Quin Snyder put much on Favors' shoulders to begin the year. “I put myself in there,” Favors said. “I have been in the league for five years now, so coaches were adamant that they would be looking to me to help lead the team.” It has paid off. In fact, much of what the Jazz have been doing in the last couple of years is paying off now. After a brutal start to the year that saw them endure a nine-game losing streak and a 6-19 record, Utah has been among the best teams in the league in the last six weeks. Dating back to February 7 they have, amazingly, gone 14-4 and offered a very encouraging glimpse at the future to their fan base. Sporting News

January 31, 2015 Updates

The remarks were probably "ill advised," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. Still, the coach appreciated his player's passion. "I like that Enes is being emotional and aggressive and playing that way," the coach said. "I think it was said in that kind of spirit of exuberance. But I think we all know the reality is [Golden State] is a terrific team, and what Klay Thompson did the other night was remarkable, and Andrew Bogut may be the best center in the league — to set the record straight." Salt Lake Tribune

January 19, 2015 Updates

Quin Snyder may have been an assistant to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and a successful college head coach at Missouri. But at Snyder’s first coaches’ retreat seven years ago, he was the new kid in class trying to get away with mumbling an answer. “I was just listening, but then I got forced to say a few things, and Pop goes, ‘what the hell are you talking about, Quin?’” Snyder recalled. “But getting comfortable in those environments, where you felt like you earned the respect of the leader and the staff, to be accepted into that group was really important.” NBA.com

One of the biggest moments for Snyder? Riding on the Spurs’ team bus. “That really was a big thing,” Snyder said. “Becoming a part of the staff was earned. It was more of an organic thing. It wasn’t a title handed to me. If it happened in a different way, it wouldn’t have meant as much.” Snyder has kept close ties to the Spurs since leaving the Toros. In 2013-14, he was an assistant for the Atlanta Hawks under Budenholzer. NBA.com

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There was a point in Tuesday’s game at New Orleans when Rudy Gobert and Enes Kanter were yapping at each other while walking off the court for a timeout. Quin Snyder met them at midcourt and had a quick chat, while team captain Gordon Hayward huddled with his two teammates from behind. The Jazz coach wasn’t trying to put out a team fire. Deseret News

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