Sources: Jazz reach deal to hire Quin Snyder as coach

Adrian Wojnarowski
Yahoo Sports
Quin Snyder
Quin Snyder (left) was an assistant coach with the Lakers. (Getty Images)

The Utah Jazz have reached agreement on a three-year contract with Atlanta Hawks assistant Quin Snyder to become head coach, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The deal includes a team option for the fourth year, a source said.

After a turbulent end to his college coaching career at the University of Missouri in 2006, Snyder has reshaped his career coaching the San Antonio Spurs' D-League affiliate in Austin, assistant jobs with the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and Hawks, and a stop with CSKA-Moscow in Russia.

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey built a relationship with Snyder when they worked together in the Spurs organization. Spurs GM RC Buford and coach Gregg Popovich are significant advocates of Snyder, whom has developed a reputation as a creative and hard-working NBA coach with strong player-relation skills. Lakers star Kobe Bryant also was a fan of Snyder's coaching acumen.

Snyder takes over for Ty Corbin, who was not offered another contract after a 25-57 season. The Jazz have several talented young players, including Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke. They hold the fifth pick in this month's NBA draft.

Sportando.com first reported Utah's agreement with Snyder.

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