Snyder Speaks On Jazz’s Recent 9-1 Stretch

Apr 1, 2019, 6:55 PM
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder yells during the final minutes of an NBA basketball game against t...
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder yells during the final minutes of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 4, 2019. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Even though the Utah Jazz have been rolling lately as winners of nine of their last 10 games, head coach Quin Snyder is remaining grounded about his team’s recent string of success.

“Different parts of the season have different challenges,” explained Snyder before the Jazz’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. “Usually when you are playing well, you win. We’ve had some games where we have played well.”

While he stopped just short of saying it outright, Snyder acknowledged that the Jazz’s easier schedule in the second half of the season has been a major factor for their recent ways.

“Not to disparage any teams that we are playing, but people always talk about it and I try not to say it, when you are losing, it’s harder to beat some teams more than others at a certain times,” said Snyder before adding that playing more at home has helped. The Jazz’s lone loss in the last 10 games came on the road to Atlanta on March 21.

Snyder also summarized his team’s mindset for Monday’s game and for the remaining games on the schedule.

“You are only as good as your last game,” said Snyder.

While the team seems to peaking at the right time, Snyder discussed how his team was able to overcome more challenging portions of the season, when the wins weren’t coming.

Keeping a level head is key, according to Snyder.

“I think if you allow yourself to be defined by every result, whether it is a win or a loss, a make or a miss, you’re going to be really volatile. It’s hard to get better if you are constantly looking for ‘what are we doing wrong’ or ‘what do we need to do different.’ Sometimes that is really important and other times you have to do what you are doing,” said Snyder.



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