Doric SamJune 5, 2022
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The Utah Jazz announced on Sunday that they had lost their head coach.

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Quin Snyder: “I strongly feel they need a new voice to continue to evolve. That’s it. No philosophical differences, no other reason. After 8 years, I just feel it is time to move onward. I needed to take time to detach after the season and make sure this was the right decision.”

The Jazz finished in the top spot in the Northwest Division for the second year in a row and sixth time in the last eight years. The Utah Jazz lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs.

One year was left on the contract of the man. The Athletic's Sam Amick said after the loss that it appeared that nearly every scenario was on the table. There was a chance that he could stay with the team or take a year off.

The Jazz finished with a 372-264 record. In 2020-21, the team finished with the best record. Utah didn't make it past the second round of the playoffs. The last four years have seen three first-round exits for the team.

The Jazz struggled to build chemistry despite having a pair of All-Stars. There were rumors that either Mitchell or Gobert wanted to leave the team, but they both affirmed their commitment to the team.

The Jazz will look to find someone who will take them to the next level now that they have a new leader. Utah will continue to build around Mitchell and Gobert, so the next head coach will inherit a good team.

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