Brooklyn Nets Underrated Head Coach Option: Quin Snyder
Quin Snyder may not be an underrated coaching candidate given his recent success, but he’s my favorite potential coaching replacement so I couldn’t leave him hanging.
With a rebuild on the way for his Utah Jazz who fell short in the playoffs one too many times, Snyder retired from his position last summer. However, even with his lack of postseason success, one cannot call Snyder a “bad coach,” especially when acknowledging his .585 winning percentage. Snyder even led the Jazz to a league-best 52-20 record two seasons ago.
With the Nets having acquired Royce O’Neale this summer, who played and grew into a true pro under Snyder the last five years, there’s a connection in place between Brooklyn and him. As a coach often praised for his strong communication with his players, Snyder feels like an option that would also succeed where others might not alongside Brooklyn’s more fiery personalities.
Snyder’s 3-point heavy offensive system and the astute defensive tactics which he displayed with the Jazz would also be a godsend in Brooklyn. The Nets so far rank third worst in defensive rating and seventh worst 3-point field goal percentage this year.
ESPN’s Arian Wojnarowski reported that the Nets were indeed interested in Snyder. They could do a whole lot worse than him.