HoopsHype Quin Snyder rumors

July 10, 2012 Updates

Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder has accepted a job as an assistant coach for CSKA Moscow, becoming the second person to leave Mike Brown’s staff this summer. Snyder will be the lead assistant under Ettore Messina, who served as a consultant with the Lakers last season before returning to CSKA Moscow for a second stint as the club’s head coach. Snyder, 44, drew interest from two NBA teams this off-season and was a finalist for the head coaching job in Charlotte. He was also being considered for the Orlando Magic vacancy. Los Angeles Times

"This was a very difficult decision as Mike [Brown] and Mitch [Kupchak], and the entire organization, have been fantastic to work with, and while we're talking about one of Europe's elite teams, the Lakers are the highest caliber organization in the NBA and CSKA is the Lakers of Europe," Snyder said. Los Angeles Times

July 9, 2012 Updates

Quin Snyder has decided to leave Mike Brown's staff with the Lakers to join Ettore Messina with CSKA Moscow as an assistant coach next season, a league source said Monday. Snyder and Messina spent last season together with the Lakers, after Brown was hired to replace the retired Phil Jackson in May 2011. Messina opted to return to Moscow, where he coached from 2005 to '09. Snyder was mentioned as a candidate for NBA head coaching vacancies in Charlotte and Orlando. Los Angeles Daily News

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Silas said Friday he “absolutely” would like to be part of the next coaching staff, regardless of who gets the top job. That decision is seemingly down to Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder. Charlotte Observer

June 15, 2012 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins said Friday the team is getting closer to make a decision on their next head coach, but no one has been offered the job. Higgins said two finalists for the job - Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder - had a second round of interviews this week that included Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. Higgins confirmed that Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan told the team he was withdrawing from the running for the job. ''They are impressive candidates,'' Higgins said of the two finalists. Yahoo! Sports

Higgins said two finalists -- Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder -- had a second round of interviews this week that included Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. Higgins confirmed that Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan told the team he was withdrawing from consideration for the job. ESPN.com

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

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