Quin Price Snyder (born October 30, 1966) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Snyder was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks for the 2013–14 season following his time with Euroleague’s PBC CSKA Moscow for the 2012–13 season and the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers during the lockout shortened 2011-2012 season. Prior to that, he was in charge of player development for the 76ers starting in June 2010 after coaching the NBDL’s Austin Toros for three seasons. Snyder was the head coach of the Toros from 2007–2010, the head coach at the University of Missouri from 1999–2006, an assistant coach at his alma mater Duke under Mike Krzyzewski from 1993–1999, and an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers under Larry Brown from 1992-1993.
On July 1, 2011, NBA team Los Angeles Lakers hired Snyder as an assistant under coach Mike Brown. In a season shorted by a lockout, the Lakers finished the 2011–12 season in first place in the Pacific Division with a 41-25 record. The Lakers advanced to the Western Conference semi-finals.
On July 8, 2012, the European powerhouse team CSKA Moscow of the Russian Professional Basketball League hired Snyder as the head assistant coach under Ettore Messina. CSKA reached the Euroleague Final Four this season, but lost to eventual champion Olympiacos Piraeus in the semi-final round.
On June 10, 2013, the Atlanta Hawks hired Snyder as the head assistant coach.
On June 6, 2014, Snyder was hired by the Utah Jazz to be the team’s head coach. He reportedly signed a three-year deal with a team option for a fourth season. Snyder previously worked with Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey from 2007 to 2010 when Lindsey was an assistant GM with the San Antonio Spurs and Snyder coached the Toros, the Spurs’ D-League affiliate.
On May 6, 2016, the Jazz announced a long-term contract extension for coach Snyder.
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:
NBA D-League Coach of the Year (2009)
As assistant coach:
ACC tournament champion (1999)