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Report: Quin Snyder ‘Not On The Hot Seat,’ Jazz Want To Extend Head Coach

Apr 11, 2022, 12:36 PM | Updated: 12:39 pm
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Quin Snyder head coach of the Utah Jazz reacts to a call during the first half of their game against the New Orleans Pelicans November 26, 2021 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is “not on the hot seat” and Utah wants to extend his contract, according to NBA reporter Marc Stein via RealGM.com.

Stein spoke about Snyder’s future with the Jazz during a Spotify Greenroom conversation on Sunday, April 10.

“Quin Snyder is not on the hot seat,” Stein said. “I think this needs to be clarified. As I reported recently, Quin would be a coveted candidate for both San Antonio, at whatever point Gregg Popovich decides to step down. He would certainly be a coveted candidate for the Lakers.

He previously reported that the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs would have interest in Snyder if he were to become available this offseason.

On Sunday, Stein said that the Jazz would like to have Snyder’s contract extended.

I want to make sure this is clear because I don’t think it has come across clearly even after I’ve written about this multiple times, this is not Utah dissatisfaction with Quin Snyder. How many years left on his contract is somewhat unclear. He is not a coaching free agent after this season. Whether he has one or two years left on his current deal remains a bit murky because the Jazz have never come out and publicly confirmed exactly what it is.

Included in my recent reporting about Quin is that the Jazz have tried to extend him further. They have offered him an extension beyond the one or two years left on his current deal and based on my reporting, he has not accepted that extension yet. I don’t know if he’s completely ruled it out, but to this point, Utah’s efforts to extend him further, the key word further, Quin has not acted upon that yet.

I think that is what has led some of the discussion and sparked some of the hope from some of the other teams interested in him, that maybe he’s the one who wants to move on after a pretty long and successful run in Utah.

Before Utah’s final home game of the regular season, Snyder thanked the team’s fan base and community during his pregame interview.

“I also think it’s a very knowledgeable fanbase. I think we have smart fans. On a personal level, being a part of this community is something that’s been special. You know we’ve built a home you feel. You feel at home.” Snyder said of Jazz nation. “There’s some places you go and everybody gets frustrated. And fans get frustrated. But the way that our fans, you know, the way that manifests itself is in support. They try to lift you and that’s hard to do.”

After serving as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Atlanta Hawks, Snyder was hired as Utah’s head coach on June 6, 2014.

Last season, he was honored as an NBA All-Star Game head coach.

During his time in Utah, Snyder has led the Jazz to six straight playoff berths.

Utah opens the first round of the NBA Playoffs on the road against the Dallas Mavericks. Game one of the series will take place on Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT). The game will be broadcast on ESPN, AT&T SportsNet, and The Zone Sports Network.

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