Dec 29, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer talks with Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver (26) during a timeout as the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-102 at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Hawks Assistant Quin Snyder A Target for Jazz Head Coaching Job

The Hawks’ season may not be over yet, but other teams are already making moves for the offseason.

The Jazz are looking for a new head coach after letting Tyrone Corbin go as his contract expired. A few names have already emerged for the position and one in particular is Hawks’ assistant coach Quin Snyder.

Snyder joined the Hawks coaching staff after head coach Mike Budenholzer was hired last summer. He had previously been with CSKA Moscow as an assistant under Ettore Messina, who is also in consideration for the Jazz opening. Before his time in Moscow, Snyder spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Austin Toros.

Snyder is considered one of the top assistant coaches in the NBA and many believe he is prime for a head coaching job. He has been on the radar for the position by several teams in the past and has interviewed for the head coaching job in Charlotte the past two summers before the Bobcats went in different directions. Even if the Jazz go in another direction as well, other teams with an opening may have Snyder high on their list of candidates.

Snyder will continue to focus on the Hawks’ playoff run in the coming weeks. When the offseason gets fully underway, look for Snyder’s name to continue to arise in rumors for head coaching positions.

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