Quin Snyder Quits!
The Utah Jazz are looking for a new head coach after Quin Snyder announced his resignation on Sunday. We now have a list of preliminary interview people for the position.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Jazz have been granted permission to interview four current NBA assistant coaches: New York Knicks’ Johnnie Bryant, Boston Celtics’ Will Hardy and Joe Mazzulla, and Milwaukee Bucks’ Charles Lee. Former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts and Jazz assistant Alex Jensen will also be interviewed.
The list will grow longer with assistants and former head coaches; expect a lengthy, wide-open process.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
Stotts was on the initial list to succeed Snyder, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Stotts is the only known option who has previously served as a head coach. From 2012 until 2021, he was the Blazers’ head coach, and from 2014 to 2021, he oversaw the team to eight straight postseason berths.
Snyder’s contract with the Jazz had two years left on it when he left. He’d been the Jazz’s coach since 2014, and he’d led them to three division titles. The Jazz never made it past the second round of the playoffs during Snyder’s tenure. During the first round of the 2022 playoffs, they were eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in six games.