Quin Snyder’s career as the Utah Jazz‘s head coach is coming to an end, the team announced today. Snyder leaves Utah after eight years with the team with a regular season record of 372-264 (.585). He leaves the Jazz as the franchise’s second-winningest coach.
“Quin Snyder has embodied what Jazz basketball is for the last eight years,” said Utah Jazz Owner Ryan Smith. “The tireless work ethic and attention to detail Quin displayed each day is a testament to the professional he is. I have nothing but admiration for Quin and respect his decision. On behalf of Ashley and I along with our ownership group and our entire organization, we thank Quin and Amy from the bottom of our hearts for all of their contributions to the state of Utah and the Jazz and wish them nothing but the best.”
In 2021-22, Snyder completed his eighth season as head coach of the Jazz, leading the team to six consecutive playoff appearances and three appearances in the Western Conference Semifinals. Snyder guided the Jazz to a 294-178 (.623) record over the last six seasons, which was the third-highest winning percentage in the NBA and the best in the Western Conference.
On his route to being appointed Head Coach of Team LeBron at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, he led the Jazz to the best record in the NBA (52-20,.722) and the highest winning percentage in Jazz history in 2020-21. Snyder finished second in the NBA Coach of the Year voting in 2017-18. During his stay with the Jazz, he was selected Western Conference Coach of the Month four times.
“I am incredibly grateful to have spent the last eight years with such a respected and historic organization and in the beautiful, kind, supportive community of Salt Lake City. I could not have asked for better owners in the Miller family and with Ryan and Ashley,” said Quin Snyder.
“They represent the Utah Jazz in every good way and I know the team couldn’t be in better hands with Ryan’s ownership. He is fiercely proud of and committed to doing what is right for the Utah Jazz and bringing a championship to Utah. It has also been an honor working with the entire ownership group, Mike, Ryan, Dwyane and others. Danny and Justin are providing strong leadership and I greatly appreciate their efforts and working with them. At the core, and what drives me every day is our players and their passion for the game, their desire to constantly work to improve and their dedication to the team and the Jazz. I strongly feel they need a new voice to continue to evolve. That’s it. No philosophical differences, no other reason. After eight years, I just feel it is time to move onward.”
“I needed to take time to detach after the season and make sure this was the right decision. I greatly respect and appreciate Ryan, Danny and Justin’s discussions regarding moving forward together, I just know it is time. I am forever appreciative of all the players, coaches, partners, and people I have worked with at the Jazz. Your sacrifice, your kinship have made this an incredible and special experience. Amy and I are so grateful for our time here as it has been just a tremendous place to raise our family. Thank you to our always supportive and passionate fans. We only want the best for you and to see you raise a championship banner.”