The Utah Jazz and head coach Quin Snyder have agreed to a long-term contract exten
The Utah Jazz and head coach Quin Snyder have agreed to a long-term contract extension, the team announced Friday.
Snyder is 78–86 in his first two seasons as head coach. His initial contract, signed in 2014, was reportedly worth three years with a team option for the fourth season (2017–18).
“With this contract extension, we are declaring our confidence in Coach Snyder’s ability to continue to develop the Utah Jazz into a championship team,” said Jazz owner Gail Miller. “The Miller family recognizes the significant progress made under his leadership and we are excited about the direction we are headed.”
“We have continued to take significant steps as a team under Quin’s direction,” said Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey. “His work ethic, basketball intelligence and ability to connect with and develop our players make him the ideal head coach of the Jazz.”
Snyder has developed the Jazz into a defensive-minded team, and the team has drafted successfully the past several years to assemble a core of young talent. The Jazz bring back nearly every key contributor next season, including Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors.
“I am very grateful for this gesture by the Miller family and the Utah Jazz and appreciative of their belief in me to continue to lead this team,” Snyder said. “Amy and I are fortunate to be a part of a franchise and family that cares deeply for our community, stays true to its values and is committed to winning. More than anything, it is confirmation of our collective commitment to building a championship team.”