Quin Snyder stepping down as Utah Jazz coach

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Quin Snyder stepping down as Utah Jazz coach.

According to ESPN, Quin Snyder is “planning” on stepping down as coach of the Utah Jazz.

The news comes as a bit of surprise, timing-wise and fans discussed it in the comments of the Tweet.

“Why wait so late though?? The laker job is gone and what else is left?” a fan asked.

“He’s not going to be an assistant when a bunch of teams would love to have him as head coach. Might take a sabbatical though, stress + hip surgery is no joke,” another fan wrote.

According to Yahoo! Snyder released a statement about the decision.

“I strongly feel that they need a new voice to continue to evolve. That’s it,” Snyder said in a statement, in part. “No philosophical differences, no other reason. After eight years, I just feel it is time to move onward.”

Quin Snyder has embodied what Jazz basketball is for the last 8 years

Ryan Smith, owner of the team also released a statement.

“Quin Snyder has embodied what Jazz basketball is for the last eight years. The tireless work ethic and attention to detail Quin displayed each day is a testament to the professional he is. I have nothing but admiration for Quin and respect his decision. On behalf of Ashley and I along with our ownership group and our entire organization, we thank Quin and Amy from the bottom of our hearts for all of their contributions to the state of Utah and the Jazz and wish them nothing but the best.”

Snyder was the coach for eight seasons.

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