Coaching

What the Quin Snyder Extension Means
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What the Quin Snyder Extension Means

May 6th, 2016 | by David J Smith
In the summer of 2014, the Utah Jazz were facing a daunting off-season. For the first time in literally decades, the team was encountering something very unfamiliar: a hiring search for a new head coach. With Tyrone...
Grading Quin Snyder: Part 2
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Grading Quin Snyder: Part 2

March 8th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Last time, we covered some of Quin Snyder’s strengths, of which I feel there are many. This round covers a few of the negatives. While these negatives signify areas of improvement for Snyder from my perspective, I think they...
Grading Quin Snyder: Part 1
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Grading Quin Snyder: Part 1

January 27th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
We’re nearing the half-way mark for this season and we’ve had another surprising coaching change. We’ve seen some very interesting facts being tossed around as part of the game of coaching musical chairs. Here are a few:...
Quin Snyder and “Mindset”
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Quin Snyder and “Mindset”

January 12th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
  Several years back, Dan Clayton kept talking about the book Mindset on the Twitters. Intrigued, I ordered it off Amazon and read it within a couple weeks; I still pick it up often and refer to it quite a bit. Quin Snyder,...
Wing-T Formation: The 3-Wing Lineup Makes a Case as Utah’s Best
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Wing-T Formation: The 3-Wing Lineup Makes a Case as Utah’s Best

November 17th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
From the moment Dante Exum went to the floor holding his knee with the Australian national team over the summer, the point guard position was going to be a hot topic for the Utah Jazz. Exum’s injury removed one of the pieces...
Quin Snyder on Growth, Evolution and New Challenges
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Quin Snyder on Growth, Evolution and New Challenges

October 27th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
In the midst of a trying portion of Utah’s preseason, speaking with media ahead of a loss to Oklahoma City that later that night would serve as a jumping off point for maybe his most passionate and impactful monologue since...
Quin Snyder’s Mic Drop, Plus Notes for Thunder @ Jazz 10/20/15
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Quin Snyder’s Mic Drop, Plus Notes for Thunder @ Jazz 10/20/15

October 20th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Tuesday night’s game between the Jazz and Thunder had several notable on-court developments. There were a few big runs, a few silly fouls, some great plays and some clunkers. Those of us on media row proceeded downstairs...
Pondering Small Ball for the Jazz
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Pondering Small Ball for the Jazz

June 17th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
In a 2015 Finals series that was exhilarating for so many reasons, perhaps most intriguing for the nerds among us was the back-and-forth chess match between coaches. Steve Kerr and David Blatt traded haymakers in the form of...
Glimpses of the Game: The Dribble Handoff
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Glimpses of the Game: The Dribble Handoff

May 29th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Glimpses of the Game are short profiles on an aspect of the game of basketball.  Each includes a definition of the play, technique, or element, the purposes of it, and how the subject is employed by Quin Snyder within the Jazz...
Grading Quin Snyder’s Rookie Year
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Grading Quin Snyder’s Rookie Year

May 27th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Right around a year ago, the future of the coaching position for the Utah Jazz was both unknown and somewhat disheartening. The Ty Corbin era, ushered in with full backing from legend Jerry Sloan after his slightly messy...