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SALT LAKE CITY — Quin Snyder is going to be sticking around for a while.
Snyder has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the Utah Jazz, a source confirmed to KSL.com. The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
"I’ve really enjoyed working with Quin and appreciate the collaboration and innovation he’s brought to our franchise. He is one of the most respected coaches in the NBA and we are excited to solidify his leadership of the Jazz for years to come," Larry H. Miller CEO and former Jazz president Steve Starks said.
Snyder has taken the Jazz to the Western Conference playoffs for three consecutive seasons — including two trips to the second round. Heading into his seventh season, Snyder has accumulated a record of 227-183.
Snyder had two years left on his current deal and the ESPN report stated that the new deal extends “multiple years beyond that.”
In his time in Utah, Snyder has become one of the most respected coaches in the NBA. He turned the rebuilding Jazz into a perennial playoff team and with a scheme centered around Rudy Gobert, Utah has consistently been one of the top defenses in the league.
Snyder has built the reputation of not just being a great basketball mind — he was recently voted as the coach with the best defensive scheme by league general managers — but also being one of the best player-development coaches.
"Quin has helped create and lead a special team culture on and off the court," Starks said. "His focus on our players' development and the day-to-day environment that he and his coaches have put in place is an excellent foundation.”
Snyder has helped turn players who came in perceived as fringe NBA types into key rotation pieces and mid-to-late first-round picks into stars. Joe Ingles and Royce O'Neale both turned into starting-caliber players under Snyder, and Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have morphed into stars.
"He's obviously, for me, one of, if not the best coach I've had," Ingles said. "Not only X's and O's and all, but the confidence he gives his players. I'm not trying to move anytime soon."
And neither is Snyder.
"I am thankful that Quin will continue to be our head coach for the long-term," said Greg Miller, Jazz member of the NBA Board of Governors. "He is a cornerstone of our success. His work ethic, creativity and ability to orchestrate team chemistry are just a few of the things that make him so valuable to our franchise. I look forward to continued improvement as we work to bring a championship to Utah."