Quin Snyder Rumors
Down three point guards, on the second night of a back-to-back, the Utah Jazz grinded out a 110-102 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. “Good work by our guys,” head coach Quin Snyder said. “Last night was a really emotional game. They knew they needed each other. To come back and do it again was hard.” The win was also a milestone for Snyder: his 200th victory as the franchise’s head coach. But, once again, he wouldn’t take the credit for the accomplishment. “It’s a number, but it does make you really appreciative,” Snyder said. “They keep track of those things for coaches but it’s everybody: the players, general manager Dennis Lindsey, the Miller family, team president Steve Starks. You just feel appreciative and grateful to have an opportunity to do this.”
Jazz head coach Quin Snyder appreciates the work Mitchell has put in. But as Mitchell assumes more point guard duties once again, Snyder wants his leading scorer to stay true to himself. “In your thirst to improve, you can’t lose track of what makes you good,” Snyder said. “Donovan’s such a conscientious teammate. All of a sudden, if he’s trying to think too much about his teammates, that might not be the right way to think. He’s helping his teammates more when he’s attacking.”
Eric Walden: Sixers‘ Brett Brown: “They have Rudy Gobert as a rim-protector, they got a hell of a coach in Quin, who is defensive-minded, and they have the players on the floor to back it up. So I’m expecting it to be a defensive-minded game. The matchup with Joel and Rudy will be fantastic.” pic.twitter.com/FYuASleq7U
Jazz players and coach Quin Snyder were hesitant to criticize referees for missing it after the loss in fear of being fined. “I’m not going to answer, but I think 100 percent of the people know the answer,” Rubio said. “I didn’t see it live, I saw that video,” said Jazz center Rudy Gobert added. “I mean, that’s a new move. I haven’t seen it before.”
Although the opponents are tough, Snyder is preaching for his players to stay locked in on a game-to-game basis. “I don’t think that we can look at a five-game stretch,” Snyder said. “Whether we are on the road or at home, it doesn’t matter who we’re playing, we just need to dig in and focus on what we need to do to win the next game.”
Eric Woodyard: Jazz Coach Quin Snyder said he told Rudy Gobert he would split the fine with him but doesn’t want to split any more fines for being critical of referees.