Coaching

Ty Corbin, Quin Snyder, and How We Evaluate Coaches
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Ty Corbin, Quin Snyder, and How We Evaluate Coaches

December 16th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s been a whirlwind 36 hour period for NBA junkies, as news surfaced late Sunday night of a mostly shocking decision from the Sacramento Kings to fire coach Mike Malone, replacing him on an interim basis (for now) with Ty...
On Actions, Outcomes and Playing with Purpose
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On Actions, Outcomes and Playing with Purpose

December 11th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  Oh good, you’re thinking. Another diagnostic piece about the Utah Jazz. Well, it comes with the territory. The Jazz narrowly avoided the worst losing streak since before all current Jazz players were born, so logic...
Utah’s Early Off-Ball Issues
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Utah’s Early Off-Ball Issues

November 24th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As the league reaches the end of November, initial excitement over a new season begins to give way to more of a “daily grind” temperament. Unsustainable early trends start to regress back toward the mean, fan bases grow...
How Utah’s Defense Has Changed (Yes, Through Only Two Games)
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How Utah’s Defense Has Changed (Yes, Through Only Two Games)

October 13th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Any major change in the coaching staff of an NBA franchise is going to bring about periods of adjustment. This is just as true defensively as on the other end, if not perhaps more so – even slight variations on a mostly similar...
Coach Quin Snyder: Communication and Development
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Coach Quin Snyder: Communication and Development

August 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Listening to this recent interview with Quin Snyder, I came away so impressed with a few things: He’s incredibly articulate. You’d expect that from someone with a J.D./M.B.A., but it’s still wonderfully refreshing to...
Creative Off-Court Ideas for a Creative Coach
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Creative Off-Court Ideas for a Creative Coach

August 7th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
We’ve been hearing really great things about Quin Snyder over the past couple of months. Everything from how he was the first coach to work with DeMarre Carroll on footwork, to his intelligence level from Paul Millsap, and...
Water Cooler Conversations: Quin Snyder
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Water Cooler Conversations: Quin Snyder

June 16th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Water Cooler Conversations are glimpses inside Salt City Hoops. These are posted dialogues between staff members and contributors that share what we’re saying among ourselves about Jazz-related topics. The conversation this...
3 Things to Look Forward to in the Quin Snyder Era
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3 Things to Look Forward to in the Quin Snyder Era

June 11th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a bit of a high following the news and press conference about Quin Snyder’s hiring. Obviously, proof will be in the pudding as to whether or not he’s a good coach–or maybe...
Coaching Profile: Quin Snyder
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Coaching Profile: Quin Snyder

June 6th, 2014 | by Denim Millward
The “Qualifications” section of Quin Snyder’s coaching resume is a mightily impressive one.  Juris Doctor and MBA Degrees, playing and coaching under legendary Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and coaching in...
Coaching Profile: Lionel Hollins
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Coaching Profile: Lionel Hollins

May 30th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Hollins’ head coaching history is unique, to say the least. That’s because he has had three separate NBA head coaching stints – but always for the same franchise. When the Vancouver Grizzlies fired Brian Hill 22 games into...