Donovan Mitchell “unsettled and unnerved” after Quin Snyder’s departure from Utah

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Amid the reverberations of Quin Snyder’s departure after eight seasons as the Utah Jazz coach, All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell is described as “unsettled, unnerved and wondering what it means for the franchise’s future,” sources told ESPN on Sunday. Mitchell considered Snyder a significant part of his reasoning for committing to a five-year maximum contract extension in 2020, and Snyder’s decision to step away on Sunday has left Mitchell “surprised and disappointed,” sources told ESPN.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski @ ESPN

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The internet is fast at work with Donovan Mitchell jersey photoshops tagged with “Soon”. – 7:36 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
With Quin Snyder resigning, imagine Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant gets courtesy interview but Danny Ainge doesn’t really know him. If he’s seriously considered, Donovan Mitchell is influencing the hire. – 7:30 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
Got to believe #Knicks associate head coach Johnnie Bryant (former Jazz assistant) will be on the list of candidates for the opening in Utah. He remained close to several Jazz players, most especially Donovan Mitchell. – 7:08 PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Tomorrow is the eight-year anniversary of news breaking that the Jazz had hired Quin Snyder – 6:22 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Quin Snyder stepping down as Utah Jazz head coach nba.nbcsports.com/2022/06/05/qui…6:19 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
I think this move makes a ton of sense for the @Utah Jazz and Quin Snyder.
Jazz have a pathway to try something new without starting a full rebuild.
For Snyder, there’s a real chance Philly, Atlanta, San Antonio, and potentially even Vegas and Seattle have open jobs next year. – 6:14 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
With Quin Snyder stepping down, Terry Stotts would be an obvious name to look at. But I think the Jazz take their time and conduct a thorough search. I also think they will be open to considering assistants – 6:09 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Quin Snyder: “I strongly feel they need a new voice to continue to evolve.” ksl.com/article/504177…6:01 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
That’s big news! Quin Snyder stepped down as Utah Jazz head coach. After 8 years and 6 Playoff appearances Snyder terminated his journey at Jazz. He’s one of the most respectable coaches in this league. Interesting how gonna effect this move. #TakeNote
sdna.gr/mpasket/973139…6:01 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Quin Snyder: “I strongly feel they need a new voice to continue to evolve. That’s it. No philosophical differences, no other reason. After 8 years, I just feel it is time to move onward. I needed to take time to detach after the season and make sure this was the right decision.” pic.twitter.com/CRd277ttX85:58 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Quin Snyder thinking about taking over after Pop retires pic.twitter.com/GtO9G0Pj0S5:55 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Quin Snyder remains eager to coach but felt that it was time for a change, both for himself and the Jazz, sources told @SInow. The question any incoming coach is going to have: Does Utah plan to build or are the Jazz headed for a rebuild? – 5:55 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Quin Snyder ” I strongly feel they need a new voice to continue to evolve. That’s it. No philosophical differences, no other reason. After 8 years, I just feel it is time to move onward. I needed to take time to detach after the season and make sure this was the right decision” – 5:53 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
I bet Quin Snyder takes a year off and then returns to his roots as the head coach at Missouri.
That’s my unique take now top that someone – 5:52 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Thanks Quin Snyder for an incredible ride. As a basketball junkie, watching you work was amazing. The hoops conversations always went to another level. Being able to call the games of your teams was an absolute honor. Wishing you only the best. – 5:49 PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Quin Snyder stepping down as head coach of the Utah Jazz https://t.co/tRvdGvgRmT pic.twitter.com/x1rnyn3ZS75:48 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Full quote from Quin Snyder: pic.twitter.com/si5W6HY0wg5:48 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin Snyder steps down as Utah Jazz coach after eight seasons: “I strongly feel they need a new voice to continue to evolve. That’s it. No philosophical differences, no other reason. After eight years, I just feel it is time to move onward.” sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…5:46 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’m guessing Quin Snyder takes a year off and then replaces Gregg Popovich in San Antonio. This is a thought I’ve shared on recent episodes of @FrontOfficeShow. – 5:44 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Team confirms that Quin Snyder is stepping down. ““Quin Snyder has embodied what Jazz basketball is for the last eight years,” said Utah Jazz Owner Ryan Smith. “The tireless work ethic and attention to detail Quin displayed each day is a testament to the professional he is.” – 5:44 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Quote from Ryan Smith: “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.” – 5:43 PM

Howard Beck @HowardBeck
Jazz announce resignation of coach Quin Snyder. pic.twitter.com/fcjXAQZtoT5:42 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Quin Snyder has officially stepped down as head coach of the Jazz. Full statement from team owner Ryan Smith: pic.twitter.com/trtAObS0vJ5:39 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
quin snyder making this decision after darvin ham and, seemingly, kenny atkinson are off the board is low-key diabolical – 5:38 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
jobs that may be open for quin snyder next year: philly, brooklyn, detroit, san antonio, several others because the league is ridiculous and unpredictable – 5:36 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is planning to step down, sources tell ESPN. – 5:29 PM

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
Shoutout to the flop by Igor 😂😂😂 – 4:26 PM

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
I’ve seen enough! I can go to sleep😂😂 #LFGM11:12 PM

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
WAY TO RESPOND PETE!!! – 11:08 PM

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
This dodger offense is really talented and they’ve been showing it all series!! – 10:52 PM

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
Lin-door😂😂 – 10:20 PM

More on this storyline

Mitchell remains fond of Snyder and accepts his reasons for stepping down, but he’s spending the immediate aftermath of Snyder’s decision trying to process what the coach’s loss means in the larger scope for the organization and himself, sources said. -via ESPN / June 5, 2022

League sources regularly mention New York’s main offseason focus is to improve at the point guard position, but acquiring Utah’s other All-Star, Donovan Mitchell, remains highly unlikely. -via Bleacher Report / May 31, 2022

At this juncture, Bradley Beal and Donovan Mitchell are both expected to remain committed to Washington and Utah, respectively, this summer. But if any trade request did arrive, the Hawks could create as strong an offer as any suitor. -via Bleacher Report / May 24, 2022