Quin Snyder Stepping Down As Utah Jazz Coach

The Utah Jazz will have a new coach manning the sidelines next season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Quin Snyder is reportedly planning to step down from his position as head coach of the Jazz.

Woj adds that Snyder "simply decided that it's time to step away." 

Previous reports have hinted Snyder's plans to leave. Furthermore, NBA Insider Marc Stein reported that 55-year-old could take the year off to "recharge" and that he may not be interested in taking one of the other head coaching vacancies across the league. 

Snyder walks away from Utah after coaching the Jazz to a record of 372-264 in his eight seasons with the franchise. He began his tenure with the Jazz in 2014 and slowly helped the Jazz turn into a perennial playoff contender. 

The Jazz made six straight playoff appearances under Snyder's watch, which included three playoff series wins. Unfortunately, they were never able to advance to the Western Conference Finals.

Among Snyder's other accomplishments as Jazz head coach include being named a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year in 2017-18. 

He was also selected as the head coach of the Western Conference All-Star team in 2021 after leading the Jazz to a 23-5 record to begin the 2020-21 campaign. He also led the Jazz to the best record in the league in that same season.

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