Snyder is in!Should be interesting!Glad Jones is still
in the mix as well as all I have ever heard about him were positive things.
I think it is a good hire, but I am sure in 3 years, if he hasn't turned
the team around, will be all calling for his head.
lets not jump until the Jazz themselves officially announce the hire.
Quinn Snyder is good for about 3 additional wins a year. Does that put the Jazz
in the NBA finals?
I like it. Of the finalists, he or Griffin would be my choice. We need somebody
on the way up, not a retread (as much as I would be curious to see George Karl
or Lionel Hollins).
Perfect HC to implement (be told) the GM's Moneyball approach/vision to
running a team. The only problem is that this team lacks a true superstar
talent. The fallacy of the statistical analysis approach in professional sports
is that all you need to win are a bunch of guys that fill up the advanced
metrics stat sheet. At the end of the day you still need an athletic specimen
that can create his own shot off the bounce, stretch the D with the 3, and get
to the cup or draw and kick to your shooters. If he can plan Defense, well,
that's an added bonus and lost art in the modern day NBA. The Spurs
don't win because of Spliter, Bonner, or Paddy Mills. Those type of
players compliment their studs, and allow them to dominate. Don't see Quin
Snyder really making a difference until the Jazz go out and find the next Paul
Is it just me or does this guy look like a movie star? So dreamy. Yet with odd
similarities to David Bowie.
I like the hire, his resume is impressive, the comment by Damari Carrol make me
think he will be good for our young group. New blood was needed and Snyder looks
like a good fit.
MAFUI think you are correct. Given that 1 player is 20% of your
team on the court, it is tougher to cover deficiencies or replace production of
1 player as that can only be diffused through 4 other people, instead of 8 like
in baseball.Getting a bona fide go to player is an absolute must.
Hopefully that will be addressed this offseason, because no matter how good the
coach is, the Jazz will never be better than a 7 or 8 seed without that person.
@MAFUyou do know...that Paul George isnt a superstar...he is just an
all-star...he has too many games where in he disappears...plus the time snyder
spent in Missouri...ended horribly...but im willing to give him the chance...i
still think...we should have had hollins
When I first read the bios on the list of prospective coaches, Snyder was the
one who intrigued me most. I think this will be a great hire.
Good move, now he can be part of the draft process. I hope Alex Jenson will fit
Swett !!!HC Quinn SNYDER - an excellent choice DL. He not only will
infuse new life n blood in the Team but will also benefit on the experience and
good character of Brad Jones and Alex Jensen. Now, if Ettore Mesina will come
and join his Staff - that will surely help open the floodgates of Top European
Players who will join the Team - great addition to Jazz Family!
Just look at San Antonio Spurs - Duncan (Dominican), Parker (France), Ginobili
(Argentina), Diaw (France), Leonard (San Diego :) - then, Mills
(Australia),Joseph (Canada), Splitter (Spain), Baynes (Australia) - so far that
I can identify. And, DL know of this fact which could also be Jazz direction
:)Go Gazz !!!
Great hire Jazz!... I'm starting to believe again that they really are
about winning, not just trying to piece together a mediocre product just to
throw out on the court. I remember coach Snyder back in his playing days.
Probably known more his looks and hair than his Basketball prowess, but he was a
pretty good player in his day. Great hire Jazz!! Now let's get that
GREAT PLAYER in the draft.
"I have to give a shout out to coach Quin — this is the first year a
coach really worked with me on my footwork, my shot, spent time with me."
DeMarre CarrollIncredible statement by Carroll! It just goes to show
what kind of ship Corbin was running.Best wishes to you DeMarre! You
were the one guy I wished the Jazz would have kept.
My take is that DL will continue to construct our Team like San Antonio Spurs
with International Flavor. Look at their line up of:Duncan
(Dominican)Parker (France)Ginobili (Argentina)Diaw (France)Leonard (USA)Then,Mills and Baynes (Australia)Joseph
(Canada)Do you agree?
Wow! I hope these posts will stay as positive in the future as these are today.
Nice not to see so much negativity. Give this guy a chance to get his bearings,
fit in, implement his style, take the time needed to succeed. I think we all
want that for everybody associated with the Jazz including the fans (such as we
crazy ones). Can't wait to get started. The draft day is in ink on my
calendar. Go Jazz!
I like that he worked for Coach K, was successful at the college level and has
lots of successful, professional coaching experience. Doug Collins' comment
stands out, though. This guy apparently deserves a head coaching shot, and
I'm glad he accepted the offer. I'm wondering if the Jazz are dangling
someone in a trade offer so that they can move up in the draft...Kanter, maybe?
I'm still hopeful that they sigh Hayward.
All you excited folks. Tell me where Snyder has been successful? Duke as coach
K's asst? Uhhh...most anyone could find success there. Coming into
Mizzou and leaving them a) in shambles b) on violation.Next he has
lasted one year with 3 NBA teams! Good hire? Desperation? You choose:I liked Mark Jackson, Hollins, Dunleavy, Del Negro or even D'
Antonio... They have all won or built something, somewhere...Last
place Jazz fans...Mark it down...
Sounds like Utah has found the right guy. It will be nice to see if he can teach
the Jazz some defense. I'm not sure why, but when a team can defend their
own basket, they seem to do everything else better too.
Great Hire!!! Renewed faith in Jazz Management. The man's got experience,
IQ and GQ. Let's keep the ball rolling and make some more smart decisions
in the draft and free agency. In short, give the man some talent to work with!
working with coach K speaks volumes, and even more impressive is Doug Collins
who is a brilliant coach and a fine analyst had positive things to say about
Snyder.Also impressed that Greg Miller is taking a step to make
things go his way rather than Larry's, the Jazz have been stuck in the past
doing things the old way and now they can push forward. That doesn't mean
immediate success but at least it seems they are underway.Snyder is
educated and should be able to make his ideas known and he may shed light on how
the Jazz could move up in the draft. Might mean trading CJ Miles whoops I meant
From Jerry Sloan to Quin Snyder.Amazing.
I'm glad the Jazz decided to hire some young blood. The typical coaching
carousel that seems to be the norm for the NBA has worn thin. I'm sure the
protectors will preach that the Jazz should have hired George Karl or some other
former NBA coach has-been. For the first time in a long time I'm excited
about the Jazz future. Lets see what a modern NBA basketball mind can do. Go
I am optimistic now that we can have player development, X's and O's,
Pick and roll, up tempo play, defense, sensible player rotations, competent
coaching etc., etc.. The last 3 1/2 years have been tough but now I can believe
again. I think this is a great hire to get our team back on track and I pledge
my full support of Quin Snyder as coach of our Utah Jazz.
A very articulate and analytical guy. Sounds like a very different approach than
our two previous coaches. It is unlikely he'll be spending half his time
yelling in the referees ears and the other half yelling at the one player who is
his whipping boy. He is a coach and teacher. Comments from other
players he has worked with indicate the players respond very favorably to his
low key but effective approach. I think it is the right hire at the
right time. We will see a much more focused and competitive team next year. It
may not translate to considerably more wins right away, but I think he will
change the culture which will change the long-term prospects of the team.Good job Jazz brass. Many of us were skeptical, but I think you got it
Great organizations have a PLAN. Dennis Lindsey has experience and a plan that
makes sense, although there will be a bit of suffering in the interim. I am
willing to suffer a bit for now, I learned to delay gratification some time ago.
Parts of the plan include.1) A total rebuild, starting with talented
young players who are highly regarded draft choices2) Tanking a season to
get a top draft pick3) Creating salary cap room, then taking on expiring
bad contracts as a method to collect additional draft picks = assets4)
Putting together the right coaching staff, with coaches who love to develop
young players5) The Spurs model, team oriented players, and trying to find
a few great players6) Making sure that everyone is in alignment, owners,
coaches, players. A program with a single (Spurs) philosophy.I like the
choice of Snyder, smart, worked with many top notch coaches, and his players
Coach Snyder is the real deal and unquestionably the right choice. Jazz
basketball future is truly bright.
Indycrimson is right.
I like the hire. He plays to win but the minor infractions at Missouri is a
joke. It pretty much ended his career as a college coach. The trade front will
get interesting now. I wouldn't be surprised to see draft picks go for
players. The Hayward deal will be settled shortly. We may not know for awhile
but Lindsey and Synder have already decided what they are going to do.
@indycrimsonadding d'antoni and Del Negro to your list...just
made it horrible...Jackson and Hollins are the only decent coaches you mentioned
since dunleavy never won anything...If the Jazz would sign and Trade
Hayward...they better get Nik Stauskas at the draft...because we would really
need his shooting...and i think he'll be a great replacement for
Hayward...if we are going on that route...i'd rather have the Jazz trade
Trey Burke as well...the guy cant finish...Smart could definitely finish and so
can Zach Lavine...i still feel like Trey Burke is a backup at best...kinda like
@PrenzaI like your enthusiasm, but Tim Duncan isn't from the
Dominican Republic. Duncan is a U.S. Citizen born and raised in the U.S. Virgin
Islands, which are a commonwealth or territory of the U.S.
I would have voted for Jerry Sloan.Sure, I know he didn't throw
his hat in the ring. But I would have voted for him anyway.