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Utah Jazz close to hiring Atlanta assistant Quin Snyder as head coach (Updated)

Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports that Atlanta Hawks assistant Quin Snyder is the frontrunner for the Utah Jazz's vacant head coaching position.

The process continues to play out slowly but Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder is the frontrunner for the Utah Jazz's vacant head coaching position per a report from Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

Although the Jazz still have a tough decision to make, it's believed that the 47-year-old Snyder remains in the front of the pack.

Other names on Utah's shortlist include current Jazz assistant Brad Jones, Alvin Gentry and Adrian Griffin.

Snyder just finished his first season in Atlanta as a member of Mike Budenholzer's first staff with the Hawks. Snyder has a lot of experience as a former head coach in college and in the D-League and several years experience as an assistant at the NBA level. During exit interviews several Hawks players credited Snyder by name as a huge part of their development this season.

ProBasketballTalk's Kurt Helin writes that the Jazz need a coach that can develop talent given the amount of young players on their roster with another high lottery selection on the way. Snyder seems like he would be a great fit from that standpoint.


Per a report from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Utah Jazz are finalizing an agreement to make Snyder its head coach