Jazz name Snyder head coach

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jun 07 2014 07:53 PM | Updated as of Jun 08 2014 03:53 AM

SALT LAKE CITY - The NBA's Utah Jazz named Quin Snyder as their head coach on Friday, after opting not to offer Tyrone Corbin a new contract.

Utah decided to make a change after the Jazz finished the 2013-14 season with a 25-47 record.

Snyder, who has 10 years of coaching experience in the NBA, Europe, the NBA Developmental League and the US college ranks, becomes the eighth coach in club history.

"The opportunity to join the Utah Jazz and to be part of such a highly respected franchise with an incredibly bright future is a great honor," Snyder said.

"I approach this opportunity with gratitude and humility and am committed to doing everything I can to help the Jazz become a championship-caliber team."

Snyder most recently served as an assistant coach under Mike Budenholzer at the Atlanta Hawks, helping them reach the playoffs this season.

"Quin Snyder combines a unique skill set with several intangibles that makes him the right fit for our team and approach to basketball," said Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey.

"He is passionate about the game and has a 20-year track record of teaching and developing young talent."

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