Jazz Coach Quin Snyder has reportedly resigned after leading Utah for eight seasons from the sidelines.
After eight seasons as coach, Snyder simply decided that it's time to step away. Conversations had been amicable with team, relationships still strong, but Snyder has decided to leave after building the Jazz into a perennial playoff contender. https://t.co/1NCpfsgKku— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 5, 2022
Synder’s decision comes just days after it was reported he was mulling his future as the head coach of the Jazz. In his eight-year tenure, Snyder had a 62.3 percent winning percentage over the past six seasons, third-best in the League according to ESPN Stats and Info. He was 372-264 overall in his eight seasons. Snyder leaves as the second-winningest coach in Utah history behind the legendary Jerry Sloan.
The Jazz could not reach the Western Conference Finals despite reaching the semifinals twice in the past five postseasons. They were also eliminated in the first round in the last two seasons.
Snyder stepping down has also reportedly left franchise cornerstone Donovan Mitchell “unsettled, unnerved, and wondering what it means for the franchise’s future,” according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski further reported that Snyder played a significant part in Mitchell’s decision to sign his five-year extension in 2020. Suffice it to say Mitchell was “surprised and disappointed” that the only NBA head coach he’s had decided to leave so abruptly.
Per Woj, the three-time All-Star has accepted Snyder’s resignation but will be taking time to process what Snyder’s loss means in the bigger scheme of things for Utah and himself. Meanwhile, Utah is expected to start its coaching search expeditiously.
Mitchell has four years left on his contract, including a player option on the final season of his deal.