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On Quin Snyder and Process, Plus Player Grades for Thunder @ Jazz 3/28/15
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On Quin Snyder and Process, Plus Player Grades for Thunder @ Jazz 3/28/15

March 28th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Process, process, process. Those who follow Jazz coach Quin Snyder closely are surely more than familiar with this simple word, one Snyder stresses in all forms on a regular basis. The route his team takes and the habits they...
On Quin Snyder’s Tinkering, Plus Player Grades for Hornets @ Jazz 3/16/15
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On Quin Snyder’s Tinkering, Plus Player Grades for Hornets @ Jazz 3/16/15

March 16th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Process always trumps results for this Jazz team under Quin Snyder, part of what makes him so appealing from a strategic standpoint. So in a massive blowout win, it should be no surprise that the Jazz tried out a few things. Jack...
On Differing Approaches to Analytics, and Player Grades for Lakers @ Jazz 2/25/15
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On Differing Approaches to Analytics, and Player Grades for Lakers @ Jazz 2/25/15

February 25th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Analytics and all its accompanying elements has been one of the hottest topics among NBA die-hards for much of the year, and especially in the last few weeks. Comments by guys like Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal on...
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...