Report: Jazz finalizing deal to make Quin Snyder head coach

Friday June 6th, 2014

Quin Snyder (Chris Covatta/Getty Images) Quin Snyder coached the Austin Toros of the D-League for three seasons. (Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

The Jazz are finalizing an agreement to make former Missouri head coach and Hawks assistant Quin Snyder its head coach, a league source told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on Friday.

The deal is for three guaranteed years plus a team option, Wojnarowski reports.

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The 47-year-old Snyder, a Duke alum and former Blue Devils assistant, was 128-96 (.571) in seven seasons at Missouri (1999-2006), leading the Tigers to four NCAA tournaments, including the 2002 Elite Eight. He resigned after an NCAA investigation revealed a handful of minor violations after a 12-16 season in 2005-06.

The Jazz went 25-57 this season, their worst record since the 1981-82 season, and missed the playoffs in three of the last four seasons under Tyrone Corbin.

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