As the Utah Jazz celebrate their 50th anniversary this season, it’s a great time to reflect on the long and proud history of the nine coaches who’ve been the leading man of the Jazz.
From Scotty Robertson in 1974 to Will Hardy in 2022, the Jazz have been blessed with some of the greatest coaches in league history throughout their rich history. Read below for a look back at each coach, and see how the Jazz got to this point in history.
8.) Quin Snyder | 2014-22
After a three-year playing career under the legendary Mike Krzyewski at Duke, Snyder parlayed that tutelage into an NBA coaching career that's still ongoing.
Snyder graduated from Duke with a double major in philosophy and political science in 1989 and then received a J.D. and M.B.A. degree from Duke in 1995. He also made his coaching debut in 1992 as an assistant coach for the LA Clippers. He joined Coach K's staff at Duke in 1993, serving as an assistant for four years before being promoted to associate head coach in 1997.
Snyder got his break in 1999, getting the call to lead the Missouri Tigers. He did so for seven seasons before resigning in 2006, not knowing if he was leaving coaching for good. After some reflection, he took over as head coach of the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League in 2007. Following a three-year run, he joined the 76ers as a player development coach for the [specific year] season before heading to the Lakers as an assistant coach the following season.
Snyder took a year off from the NBA in 2012, heading over to Russia to serve as an assistant head coach for CSKA Moscow under Ettore Messina. After a successful season, he returned to the States and was named the head assistant coach with the Hawks. One year later, Snyder was hired by the Jazz, kicking off an extremely successful eight-year stint in Utah.
He's currently the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks.
- McDonald's High School All-American
- NBA All-Star Game head coach (2021)
- NBA D-League Coach of the Year (2009)
- 4x NBA Coach of the Month
- Missouri Tigers | 126-91
- Utah Jazz | 372-264
- Atlanta Hawks | 10-11
CAREER: 382-375 | .581 winning percentage