Sources say Donovan Mitchell was’surprised’ and ‘disappointed’ when Quin Snyder left Utah Jazz

Quin Snyder's departure from the show after eight seasons as its host has caused a lot of grief. Utah Jazz coach, All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell ESPN sources said that the character is “unsettled, nervous and wondering about the future of the franchise,” as ESPN reported on Sunday.

Mitchell considered Snyder an important part of his rationale for agreeing to a five year maximum contract extension in 2020. Snyder's decision to leave on Sunday has left Mitchell “surprised, disappointed,” ESPN sources said.

Mitchell still loves Snyder and accepts his reasons. But, he's trying to deal with the loss of Snyder in the immediate aftermath, sources say.

Sources said that Utah will immediately begin a search for a coach. According to ESPN Stats and Info Snyder had a winning percentage of.623 over the past six season, which was third in the NBA. In his eight seasons in Utah, he was 372-264 (.585).

Mitchell, a two-time All-Star made the Western Conference playoffs each of his five years and was the first guard since. Allen Iverson According to ESPN Stats and Information, he averaged 20 points per season.

Snyder, who was second in the franchise history's winningest coach behind Jerry Sloan had built strong relationships with Mitchell and his co-stars Rudy Gobert.

The Jazz reached the Western Conference semifinals twice over the past five seasons, but were eliminated in Round 1 in both of the previous two seasons. The Jazz intend to aggressively improve the team's performance in the trade market.

Mitchell still has $43.5 million in his contract, including a player option for the final season.

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