Sources: Jazz give Snyder long-term extension

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Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has agreed to a long-term contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.

Snyder had two years left on his deal, and a new contract extends multiple years beyond that term, sources said.

After upgrading the team’s talent-base over the summer, locking Snyder into an extension had been a top organizational priority.

Snyder, 52, has evolved into one of the NBA’s elite coaches, reaching the Western Conference playoffs in three consecutive seasons, including consecutive trips to the conference semifinals in 2017 and 2018.

This is the second time in three years that the Jazz have extended Snyder with two years left on his deal, including in 2016 before a developing young roster had allowed him to have his first winning season.

Snyder is 227-183 (.554) in six years with the Jazz, including 149-97 (.606) in the past three seasons — sixth best in the NBA. In the past three years, the Jazz have had consecutive top-five rated defenses, including No. 1 (2016-2017) and No. 2 rankings (2018-2019).

The Jazz have solidified their leadership structure in the past several months, elevating Steve Starks to CEO, Dennis Lindsey to executive vice president and Justin Zanik to general manager.

Snyder’s ability to work in concert with management and his players — especially in the areas of player development – has been a boon to his success and staying power with the Jazz.

The Jazz are preparing for a serious run at Western Conference championship contention with a reshaped roster constructed around Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and the arrivals of Mike Conley Jr., and Bojan Bogdanovic.

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