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Published: Friday, May 30 2014 6:55 p.m. MDT

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Harrisville, UT

Never heard of him but he looks grumpy.

Greeley, CO

Grumpy coaches are the best. See Jerry Sloan, Lavell Edwards, Rick Majerus, Tom Izzo, etc.

Oh Really?

Four one-year stints as an assistant? Curious...

Burley, ID


If Quin Snyder is cut from the same cloth as Rick Majerus, I say sign him up.

Majerus was gruff, grumpy and at times foul mouthed. But Rick knew how to get the best out of the players he had. The man also understood the game of basketball. Rest in peace Coach Majerus, here's one Ute/Jazz fan who will never forget you.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

I like your reply Kaladin. I agree, most good coaches tend to be a bit grumpy, at least at times (the perfectionist streak). Even Zen Man Phil Jackson could get sullen if things weren't going right. The Jazz need a coach that is going to hold the players accountable on both ends of the floor. Tyrone Corbin is very nice guy, which might in the end might not have been a good thing (at least in that job).

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA


You beat me to it. Nobody wants a happy-go-lucky coach.


Genius, This is the guy I had picked a month ago when Atlanta was in the playoffs. He took a 12 seed to the great 8 2 years in a row several years ago and was hotter than hot. He committed some NCAA violations and got fired and went in a depressive funk for awhile. He had to start from scratch when he got back into it and started back with Popovich as his mentor. He's got a successful college playing history. A successful college head coaching history. A successful D League head coaching history as I believe one of his teams won the D league championship. And a great coaching tree. It's all there and he's really smart and understands the business side as well. This is someone we can build on for several years as he is pretty young. Sign him up now before some other team gets smart and starts interviewing him.

Salt Lake City, UT

One of the grumpiest is also probably the best current head coach in the Association...Popovich.

Poplar Grove, UT

@Oh Really?
Well if you look at some of the stuff behind it i'm not sure it's that big of a deal. Here's why, in Philly he was a player development coach, ok that's the lowest rung on the ladder of assistants, and he was hired by the lakers as an assistant under Phil Jackson, ok who would you rather learn from and work for, Doug Collins(76ers coach) or Phil Jackson? Then Jackson retires and LA fires he whole staff, mostly because Jim Buss didn't want anyone with ties to Jackson left on the coaching staff. CSKA, really, who wants to live in Russia for more than a year? And the Hawks only counts as a 1 year stint if he leaves, it's not really a one year stint yet.

Sandy, UT

Sounding like a good possibility.....especially if he would consider taking on Earl Watson as an assistant. Would love to have Earl back with the Jazz in some capacity. I'm just getting antzy for this search to be finalized before all the good ones are taken.

Othello, WA

Being a Seattle native, he could always hold out for an offer, when the Sonics return!!


First off let me state I would be very happy if Snyder is hired. I think he could be a very good coach.

However, I do find it laughable to see so many Jazz fans applauding the possibility of Snyder, yet the name Boylen sends chills down so many spines. Boylen was unsuccessful at Utah. Snyder was also fired from a college coaching job (Missouri) and left that program more in shambles then Boylen did with Utah. Yet we like Snyder and hate Boylen.

If you took the Jazz and placed them in Missouri the only difference would be fans there would be happy with Boylen and hate Snyder. Oh the bias of fans.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA


I agree. Earl Watson would make a great assistant coach.

I don't think they can drag this out out much longer with the draft a free agency coming up in the next few weeks.

CTJ fan
Salt Lake City, UT

aptfyre, the problem with your analogy is that Snyder was a successful coach at Missouri and if I'm not mistaken looked at as a possible coach of year candidate in his time there. Boylen never did any of that, and wasn't nearly as successful at Utah. The only reason he left Missouri in shambles is because of some of the violations. Since this is the NBA we shouldn't have to worry about that, but I'm personally still not convinced that he would be a good fit for us and I don't think I'm really on this train to hire him. Still think there's better options out there!


@CTJ Fan

Boylen was successful in his first couple years too. His first season he led the Utes to their first winning record in a 2-3 years. Then, his second season they were 21-9 in the regular season, MWC champs and were a 5 seed in the tournament. They lost first round, but still had a successful season. At that point the wheels started to come off and they had back to back losing seasons and he was fired, but still went 69-60 as head coach.

It was not just because of violations that Missouri was left in shambles. Missouri didn't make the tournament his last 3 seasons and the last 2 seasons Missouri had a losing record. The violations is the reason he left Missouri in worse condition than Boylen did Utah. You're right there aren't violations to worry about in the NBA, but Boylen's biggest problem was he hated recruiting. You don't have to do that as an NBA head coach either.

Why don't you think he is a good fit? He is smart, educated, player development is his strength, and has some head coaching experience at other levels, and has been an assistant under some great coaches.

Provo, UT

Rushing to replace Ty might repeat the results form the last coaching change (hiring Ty). It's not like there is a major dearth of good coaches, but it's all too easy to hire a bad fit. It doesn't look like we have to worry about losing any candidates to the Knicks, since even Phil's guy turned that gig down.

Lincoln City, OR

What a great move that would be... Move the Assistant Coach from one of the worst teams in the league into the Head Coach Job when his own team wouldn't consider him as a replacement for their coach who quit before getting fired...

I have an idea... Why not let Sloan pick the new coach... I think that he knows far more about what it takes to win in this league than anybody in the Jazz organization... Hire him as a consultant and let him do the search.

Lincoln City, OR


Boylen was a good coach??? Really? He inherited Luke Nevill when he took the job and the positives that you identify was all about Nevill... After Nevill graduated the utes staggered and collapsed...

You say that "Player Development" was his strength??? How many utes made it into the NBA or were even drafted during the Boylen years?

Boylen failed at Utah, why would the jazz think it an acceptable risk to bring him back at the Professional level??? It makes no sense.

Austin, TX

If the Jazz know what they are doing, they will hire Quin. I had an opportunity to meet him a few years ago back in Austin when he coached the Toros. This guy is actually not a grumpy guy like some of you think because of the one picture the press posted. Very personable and will bring a lot of Good experince to any team he coaches. I would say he's the best choice out there for an NBA coach. He's the real deal.

Clearfield, UT

What happened to the European Coach, Messina. He seemed an intriguing possibly possibly. I hope the new coach considers Stockton as a top assistant.

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