NBA: Jazz, Queen Snyder’s talks could end his head coach’s term

Phoenix, Arizona - January 24: Utah Jazz's Eric Pashall speaks with head coach Quinn Snyder in the second half of the 2022 NBA game at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on January 24.  Sons defeated the Jazz 115-109.  Note to the user: The user expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading or using this photograph, the user agrees to the terms of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Christian Petersen / Getty Images / AFP (Photo by Christian Petersen / Getty Images North America / Getty Images via AFP)

Eric Pashaal, # 0 head coach of the Utah Jazz, speaks to Queen Snyder during the second half of the NBA game at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on January 24, 2022. Christian Petersen / Getty Images / AFP

Queen Snyder could step down from the Utah Jazz if deal negotiations are not fruitful soon, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Snyder has been in talks with owner Ryan Smith and basketball operations CEO Danny Ainz, but reports say efforts to extend his current contract and secure Snyder for next season and beyond have not been fruitful.

The change of ownership and the installation of Aing as the top decision maker in basketball operations has in some ways shifted the thinking within the franchise, but reports say there is no rift between Snyder and New Brass.

General manager Justin Janick said in April that Snyder was considered one of the best coaches in the NBA.

“I have no other partner than Quinn Snyder as the coach and leader of our players and as a partner in our front office,” he said.

To date, neither side has threatened to step down or end talks, according to the report.

Snyder and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr have eight seasons with their current NBA recruiter and the Utah season has a streak for the next six years.

Only Greg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs) and Eric Spoelstra (Miami Heat) have been appointed head coaches for longer than their current team, Snyder.

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