The Jazz organization will soon hire its eighth coach in 40 years as a NBA franchise, after the team announced Monday it would not renew Tyrone Corbin's contract.
Here's a quick look at the previous seven coaches, including three during the team's time in New Orleans and four since the Jazz relocated to Utah in 1979.
Time as Jazz head coach: May 28-Nov. 17, 1974, 1 season
Record: 1-14 (.067 winning percentage); no playoffs
Of note: Robertson was the first coach of the Jazz organization. He later coached the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons and served as an assistant with four other NBA teams: the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat. Robertson died in 2011 after a lengthy battle with an illness.
Time as Jazz head coach: Nov. 18, 1974-Dec. 14, 1976, 2 seasons
Record: 74-100 (.425); no playoffs
Of note: A longtime coach, van Breda Kolff became the head coach of the Jazz in the middle of the 1974-75 season following a stint coaching the ABA's Memphis Tams from 1973-74. He also coached the L.A. Lakers, Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns before before his time with the Jazz.
Time as Jazz head coach: Nov. 17, 1974 (coached one game) and Dec. 16, 1976-April 12, 1979, 4 seasons
Record: 86-135 (.389); no playoffs
Of note: Baylor took over for Butch van Breda Kolff partway into the 1976-77 season after the Jazz had compiled a 14-12 record. Baylor, a longtime Lakers basketball star, was hired to be an assistant coach for the Jazz in 1974 (he also head coached one game that year) but retired from coaching after the 1978-79 season.
Time as Jazz head coach: June 18, 1979-Dec. 10, 1981, 3 seasons
Record: 60-124 (.326); no playoffs
Of note: Nissalke spent a little more than two seasons as head coach of the Jazz and was the team's first head coach after the organization moved to Utah. Prior to coaching the Jazz, he had spent two years as coach of the ABA's Utah Stars and then the NBA's Houston Rockets, where he won the league's Coach of the Year award in 1976-77. Following his dismissal from the Jazz 20 games into the 1981-82 season, he went on to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers for two seasons.
Time as Jazz head coach: Dec. 10, 1981-Dec. 9, 1988, 8 seasons
Record: 277-294 (.485); 5 playoff appearances, 18-23
Of note: Layden was hired to be the general manager of the Jazz organization in 1979, then took over as head coach when he replaced Tom Nissalke partway into the 1981-82 season. He became the first coach in team history to take the Jazz to the playoffs and he was named the the NBA Coach of the Year in 1984. Following eight seasons as head coach, Layden retired to become Utah's team president and general manager.
Time as Jazz head coach: Dec. 9, 1988-Feb. 10, 2011, 23 seasons
Record: 1,127-682 (.623); 19 playoff appearances, 96-100
Of note: Sloan took over as head coach of the Utah Jazz after Frank Layden retired in December 1988 to become the franchise's team president and general manager. He coached the Jazz for 23 seasons before resigning in February 2011, 54 games into the 2010-11 season. The Jazz made the playoffs the first 15 seasons Sloan was the team's coach, and twice he led them to the NBA Finals. He set the record for most consecutive games coached with the same team in league history, and became the first NBA coach to have more than 1,000 wins with a single team, finishing his Jazz coaching career with a record of 1127-682, a .623 winning percentage. He served as a scout and an assistant coach with Utah prior to being named head coach and also coached the Chicago Bulls from 1979-82.
Time as Jazz head coach: Feb. 10, 2011-April 21, 2014, 4 seasons
Record: 112-146 (.434); 1 playoff appearance, 0-4
Of note: Corbin became the seventh head coach of the Jazz organization when he took over following Jerry Sloan's resignation in 2011. He coached Utah for the final 28 games of the 2010-11 season and then for three more full seasons before it was announced by Jazz management Monday his contract would not be renewed. Corbin led Utah to the playoffs once, in 2011-12, when the Jazz lost to the San Antonio Spurs in four games.
The former Missouri coach, an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks last season, will replace Tyrone Corbin as the Jazz's bench boss, the Deseret News confirmed on Friday.
The 47-year-old Snyder has played for and worked with Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, but he became a national coaching star while guiding the Missouri Tigers from 1999-2006. He's been an NBA assistant on multiple occasions, including with the Hawks, Lakers, Clippers and Sixers.