The Jazz extended Quin Snyder’s contract last spring, but in typical Jazz fashion, they didn’t reveal any details.
After two straight losing seasons, the Jazz didn’t hedge on Snyder a year ago – they fully invested. His contract extension was for five years, league sources said.
Snyder’s original contract was believed to have a team option for 2017-18. It’s unclear when the extension kicks in or whether it’s fully guaranteed. No matter the exact conditions, it appears Snyder has rare security.
And that is deserved.
Snyder has developed Utah’s young talent (Rudy Gobert, Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors) then integrated veterans (George Hill, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw) as the Jazz made their playoff push this year. He’s just little more than one playoff series into his career, but Snyder adeptly attacked every mismatch against the Clippers in the Jazz’s first-round victory.
Can he continue his success against the Warriors, who lead the second-round series, 1-0? That’s a tall order.
But Utah has a bright future, thanks in part to Snyder. He has earned the right to guide the next step.