The search pursuit of the next head coach by the Utah Jazz looks as if it may be coming to an end rather shortly as Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the team is currently finalizing a deal with Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder to come in and take the reins.
Utah is finalizing an agreement to make Atlanta assistant Quin Snyder its head coach, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 6, 2014
Just this past week, Snyder was rumored to not only be a candidate for the vacant position, but he was said to be near the top of the short list of names and recently landed the spot as the “front runner.”
(Current Jazz assistant) Brad Jones is on the short list with former Missouri coach Quin Snyder, longtime NBA coach Alvin Gentry and Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin, according to multiple sources.
Although the Jazz still have a tough decision to make, it’s believed that the 47-year-old Snyder remains in the front of the pack.
This move might come as a shock to some, although the Jazz never really had a chance to land one of the big names such as the Knicks and Lakers are more than likely set to do.
Snyder made a name for himself in the collegiate ranks, actually, as he did a masterful job with the Missouri Tigers program, leading the team to one appearance in the Elite Eight. Unfortunately, though, he left the school amid some controversy under an NCAA investigation.