Report: NBA D-League Alum Quin Snyder Hired As Head Coach of the Utah Jazz

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Quin Snyder will reportedly be hired by the Utah Jazz as the organization's next head coach.

Quin Snyder will reportedly be hired by the Utah Jazz as the organization's next head coach, according to various reports, including Sportando.

Of course, the longtime NBA assistant and international coach is also a D-League alum, having served as head coach of the Austin Toros.

A very popular figure inside minor league circles around the league, Snyder was also a favorite amongst his past players as well. He understood them well, knew how to motivate them, and all that seemed to ooze out and translate onto the hardwood with ease.

Over his three year tenure with Austin (from 2007-10), Snyder led his team to more wins (while also seeing his players continue to earn an unprecedented number of call-ups) than any other coach in the D-League during that same span.

Snyder's reputation as a players' coach and subsequent success on the court earned him favor in the Spurs' organization while helping lead the way for their minor league affiliate. Last season, he cashed in on such a relationship, joining Spurs' assistant turned Atlanta Hawks' head coach Mike Budenholzer's new staff.

Now, with a plethora of impressive experience under his belt, Snyder has earned himself a well deserved opportunity to call the shots for a young team looking for guidance in the Jazz. Certainly, Snyder done enough to prove over the years that he's ready for the challenge.

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