After many weeks of discussions with management and ownership,Quin Snyder's future is still unknown and sources have indicated to ESPN that there is the possibility that he will decide to retire from the franchise after eight seasons.
Sources said that Snyder's departure is still possible despite talks being described as “good faith” efforts to resolve the matter. However, negotiations with Ryan Smith, the owner, and Danny Ainge, the CEO of basketball operations, have not resulted in Snyder's return for next year.
According to sources, the Jazz offered Snyder's current contract extension. Snyder still has two years, with his option for 2023-24. Sources indicated that Snyder could also be allowed to return on his current contract for next year.
“Quin Snyder, one of the greatest coaches in NBA,” Jazz general manager Justin Zanik declared during exit interviews in April. Quin Snyder is my preferred partner as a coach, leader of our players, and partner in our front-office.
Sources said that there is no timeline for a decision and that talks will continue.
Sources said that conversations have been centered around philosophical issues and how both sides can work together to move forward with a franchise seeking the next step in the Western Conference contention.
Sources say Snyder has not expressed any interest in discussing opportunities in the marketplace, but he would still be one of the most sought-after candidates for 2023 and beyond. Snyder is still recovering from hip surgery after the Jazz lost six games to the Wizards.The Western Conference quarterfinals.
In eight seasons, Snyder's record with the Jazz is 372-264.Steve Kerr, who is currently the third-longest tenured coach with a team of active head coaches, trails only Gregg Popovich of's Gregg Popovich Erik Spoelstra is the's. Snyder, who took over a franchise from a 25–57 season, played an important role in Utah's rise to perennial playoff teams. The Jazz hold the Western Conference's longest postseason streak, which is six years. However, Utah has not reached the conference semifinals since this time.
During Snyder's tenure in Utah, major changes have been made at all levels of Utah's organization, especially in the last two years. These included Smith's purchase from the Miller family of the franchise and Danny Ainge's transition from Dennis Lindsey as the lead basketball executive to Danny Ainge.
Ainge's and the Jazz front offices face serious challenges, not only in trying to keep Snyder around after Utah's first-round exit. The Jazz are expected to be in the luxury tax once again next season. However, they hope to create a championship-caliber team around All Star shooting guards..