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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

Gregg Popovich was his usual non-communicative self before the game when asked by a Utah reporter to evaluate the Jazz. Here’s how the exchange went: Reporter: “Since you last saw the Jazz, they’ve played .500 ball. What do you think about them?” Popovich: “Uh, I haven’t watched them.’’ Reporter: “Haven’t you scouted them or anything?” Popovich: “I don’t do that.’’ Reporter: “Do you know anything at all (about the Jazz)? Popovich: “I know that two sides of an isosceles triangle are equal.” Deseret News

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The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Elliot Williams to a second 10-day contract. Williams signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 7 and has appeared in three Jazz games since, averaging 2.7 points in 8.6 minutes. NBA.com

The Utah Jazz are expected to offer Elliot Williams a second 10-day contract, a source told Sea Dubs Central Friday night. In three games with the Jazz, Williams is averaging 2.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per contest. seadubscentral.com

January 16, 2015 Updates

Hayward zoned out the talk, bulking up in the weight room at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis all summer. He lifted weights five days a week, completing a near two-hour strength, conditioning and speed workout. As a result, he added five to seven pounds of muscle by the start of training camp, weighing in at 230 pounds (up from 220 the previous season). "He got a lot stronger, a lot more confident than last year," Jazz teammate Derrick Favors said. "I think the strength has helped him out a lot." SB Nation

He also morphed into one of the top tennis players in Indiana, reaching the state singles quarterfinals. But as college basketball coaches began to watch him play, it became clear Hayward's future lied on the hardwood. "If he played tennis year round, he had a strong chance of probably playing professional tennis," former Brownsburg tennis coach Eric Esterline said. SB Nation

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Karl Malone and John Stockton are followed by a player whose jersey was just recently retired by the Jazz and another one that gets booed when he returns to Salt Lake City.


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