Coaching

How Quin Snyder Measures Up
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How Quin Snyder Measures Up

November 3rd, 2016 | by Julia Mecham
Jazz coach Quin Snyder is sometimes described as intense. His terrifying glare, fit for the Halloween season, is only one of the reasons why.  In 2014-2015, Snyder’s first season as an NBA coach, we saw him vary his...
Defensive Coaches: The Two-Year Theory, Part II
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Defensive Coaches: The Two-Year Theory, Part II

May 31st, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Three years ago, I posted my theory on a coach’s timeline for defensive influence and stamp on a team. I thought it might be interesting to dig into some data and see if the theory continues to pull some weight, or if the...
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...