The Atlanta Hawks have employed former Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder to fill their very own emptiness on the place.
Snyder reportedly signed a five-year pact with the Hawks and is about to debut on Tuesday in opposition to the Washington Wizards at residence, per ESPN.
Snyder’s hiring comes after the Hawks fired Nate McMillan 5 days prior. Atlanta has been on the hunt ever since, but it surely was a fast one with Snyder introduced on Sunday.
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“From our first conversation, it was clear that Quin had all the characteristics we were looking for in our next head coach. He has both an incredible basketball and emotional IQ, and we share the same core values and basketball philosophies of having honest communication and collaboration with players, tremendous attention to detail and placing a great emphasis on player development,” Hawks GM Landry Fields stated in an official assertion. “We are excited to welcome him, his wife Amy and their family back to Atlanta.”
Snyder was an assistant coach underneath Mike Budenholzer throughout the 2013-2014 season in Atlanta previous to becoming a member of the Jazz the next the season as their head coach.
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“I am thrilled to go back to Atlanta as the next head coach of the Hawks,” Snyder stated. “Landry has a tremendous reputation as an incredibly bright, high character, high quality individual and it was quickly evident that we share a passion and commitment to building a winning team with a strong foundation and high standards. I am excited to collaborate with Landry to create a successful program that devoted Hawks fans are proud of and cheer for and am grateful to Tony, Jami and the Ressler family for this opportunity. My family and I are looking forward to immersing ourselves in the community and calling Atlanta home.”
Snyder spent eight seasons because the Jazz’s head coach, accumulating a 372-264 report (.585 win share) over 636 video games. Snyder was a defensive-minded head coach, with Utah proudly owning the fewest factors per recreation allowed within the NBA in his mixed eight seasons. They additionally gave up the fifth-lowest area objective share at 44.9%.
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Snyder was able to bring the Jazz to the playoffs in each of the last six seasons, including last year when they went 49-33 to earn the fifth seed in the Western Conference. However, the Jazz only made it as far as the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
After deliberation, Snyder was relieved off his duties following the Jazz’s first-round exit final season.
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But he wasn’t and not using a job for too lengthy because the Hawks imagine Snyder is the person who can lead them into the playoffs and past.