HoopsHype Quin Snyder rumors

June 14, 2012 Updates

The Lakers might be about to lose assistant coach Quin Snyder to become head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. Snyder, who has impressed many in the Lakers’ organization in his one year under head coach Mike Brown, interviewed again with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan on Wednesday Orange County Register

Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan told SI.com he pulled out of the running for the Charlotte Bobcats head coaching job. Sloan was believed to be one of three finalists to replace Paul Silas after he was fired in late April, but it now appears the job will go to either Pacers assistant Brian Shaw or Lakers assistant Quin Snyder. "I took myself out today," Sloan said by phone. "I don't want to comment on it because it's never profitable for anybody. It just makes it sound like you're making a statement about someone. But they were wonderful and there were no problems. I just took myself out." SI.com

June 11, 2012 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats have narrowed their list of head coaching candidates to Jerry Sloan, Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder, according to league sources. After going through an initial interview with Charlotte executives Rod Higgins and Rich Cho, each of the three candidates will meet with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan within the next week or so. ESPN.com

June 7, 2012 Updates

Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder was interviewed to be head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, something he called a "great experience." "It's an honor to be considered," Snyder said. "I'm loving being a Laker, but I hope to have an opportunity to be a head coach someday." Los Angeles Times

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Higgins confirmed a Yahoo report that Bobcats owner Michael Jordan told Orlando Magic assistant Patrick Ewing he likely would not be getting the job. The Bobcats have interviewed at least eight candidates and are expected to interview at least two more – Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder. Charlotte Observer

May 28, 2012 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of setting up an interview with Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, perhaps as soon as next week. They also plan to meet with Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder in Chicago before the NBA pre-draft camp the first week in June, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard. ESPN.com

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"I have to talk to Mike and Mitch (Kupchak, the Lakers' general manager)," said Messina, who has an option on his contract for next season. "I would (like to be an NBA head coach), but it is something that's out of my control. "The good thing is I have the security to go back to Europe to coach. That's my security blanket." Brown said he wouldn't be surprised if Messina, John Kuester, Chuck Person and Quin Snyder receive offers elsewhere. Kuester coached the Detroit Pistons for two ill-fated seasons before being fired and joining Brown's staff. Los Angeles Daily News

October 28, 2011 Updates

Larry Brown will be the featured speaker at Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s clinic on Sunday, and the arrangement seems vaguely sacrilegious. Since when does Dean Smith’s first point guard appear at the behest of a Mike Krzyzewski prodigy? Isn’t there a secret societal code that prevents Tar Heels and Blue Devils from appearing in peace on the same floor? “Oh, I’ve had my heart broken by a lot of Duke guys,” Brown said yesterday. “I tried to recruit Tommy, Billy King, Quin Snyder, a lot of them. But when (Amaker) was at Michigan, he let me come and hang out at his practices, so this is more of the same. I’m going to (Kansas) next week. I’ve been speaking a lot — Villanova and Rutgers. I hang out in Philadelphia, so I’ve been at Villanova a lot.” Boston Herald

July 28, 2011 Updates

Don't expect the coaching staff to replace assistant coach Quin Snyder (he moved to the Los Angeles Lakers) until early September. There's little reason to move quickly on the hire so expect news of the addition the first week or so of September, which is when the coaching staff reconvenes in advance of training camp's opening. All of this is assuming the current lockout is resolved, which is quite an assumption Philadelphia Inquirer

July 22, 2011 Updates

MT: How did your relationship with Mike Brown start to the point where you’re now on his staff with the Lakers? Quin Snyder: The year I left Missouri and started in the D-League (2006), I went to Johannesburg (South Africa) for the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program, and I was actually Mike’s assistant on our team. I started to get to know him then, and then Danny Ferry and (Brown) are very close from Cleveland (Ferry was the GM while Brown was there. So when we’d play Cleveland’s D-League team, I’d get to spend some time with Danny and Mike and establish enough familiarity that he was willing to look at me and give me a chance for this opportunity. NBA.com

July 1, 2011 Updates

In other news, the Lakers are expected today to announce the hiring of Quin Snyder as an assistant coach. Snyder, a former University of Missouri coach, was the Philadelphia 76 ers' director of player development last season. Los Angeles Daily News

June 28, 2011 Updates

Quin Snyder, the Sixers' head of player development, appears ready to join the Lakers. Snider last week interviewed with new Lakers coach Mike Brown, and one NBA executive with knowledge of the situation believes Snyder will join the Lakers' staff. Snider denied a report claiming he interviewed with Timberwolves general manager David Kahn for Minnesota’s head coaching position. The catch is that Kurt Rambis still holds the job — although Rambis’ firing is thought to be imminent. CSNPhilly.com

June 22, 2011 Updates

Sixers assistant coach Quin Snyder recently flew to Los Angeles to interview for a position on the staff of new Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown. Snyder, formerly the head coach at the University of Missouri, just completed his first season on Doug Collins' staff. Although Thorn wasn't certain that Snyder was leaving the Sixers, Snyder seemed to be leaning in that direction. "He did a really good job for us. . . . We wish him well," Thorn said. Philadelphia Inquirer

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