HoopsHype Quin Snyder rumors

October 19, 2014 Updates

He’s player that Snyder respect so much that he declined to speculate how he will fare after appearing in only six games because of overlapping injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee. Snyder also wished Bryant’s “good health” after expressing gratitude for the observations he shared on the bench. “He’s someone who taught me a lot about the NBA, just with the way the game has evolved and played,” Snyder said. “It has shaped me.” Los Angeles Daily News

October 12, 2014 Updates

Jazz big man Enes Kanter agrees practices are plenty hard, and although he wouldn’t say they’re necessarily harder than last year, they are more focused. “We’re talking and communicating and going 100 percent,’’ Kanter said. “Sometimes you lose focus and it’s normal, but Coach Quin gets on us and says, ‘Hey you’re losing focus.’ (Practice) is pretty hard, but it’s more mental — you have to keep your focus on what we’re doing in here.’’ Deseret News

Jazz newcomer Steve Novak, who has played for a variety of coaches in his 10-year career with seven different teams, has been impressed with Snyder and the way he is coaching the Jazz. “It’s a little different,’’ Novak said. “I’ve played for guys like Jeff Van Gundy and on the opposite side guys like Mike D’Antoni and in between those guys. I think Quin definitely understands for us to be successful, we have to be good defensively and talks about that a lot. But also offensively that’s where he’s a great basketball mind. We see that in the film sessions and in the huddles. He has a lot of offensive stuff that we haven’t even scratched yet.’’ Deseret News

October 10, 2014 Updates
October 9, 2014 Updates

A funny moment after shootaround was provided by Snyder and his quick wit. He was informed that he looks life-like in the new NBA 2k15 video game that made its debut early in the week. "I’m in a video game?" Snyder asked. "Maybe now, Gordon (Hayward) will start listening to me." Salt Lake Tribune

July 25, 2014 Updates

Patrick Beilein is leaving West Virginia Wesleyan to take a job on coach Quin Snyder's staff with the Utah Jazz, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beilein, the son of Michigan coach John Beilein, will work under Snyder in a player development and video coordinator role. Snyder plans to utilize Beilein's strengths as a shooting instructor with a young, developing roster. Yahoo! Sports

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June 11, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Among postseason challenges for Spurs is hanging onto Engelland. New GSW coach Steve Kerr, I'm told, covets Chip on his bench as assistant. Engelland, who famously worked w/Grant Hill & Tony Parker before helping Kawhi w/his J, also said to be sought by new Jazz coach Quin Snyder. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

June 10, 2014 Updates

This past weekend, I was in Utah. That was really cool. It seems like Utah has a good thing going. The new coach Quin Snyder was there. I got to meet him before players on the Jazz got to meet him. He was sitting on the side while we worked out. I played well. I shot well, and I think I showed them my versatility. I talked to the rest of the staff, and I think I had a good showing. By then, the nerves weren’t there anymore. It wasn’t like Sacramento. I mean, they’re there a little bit, but in my mind it’s back to playing basketball and not trying to prove anything. SLAM

June 7, 2014 Updates
June 6, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has named Quin Snyder as head coach. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Snyder is the eighth head coach in Jazz history and the fifth since the franchise’s relocation to Utah in 1979. NBA.com

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