Atlanta Hawks name Quin Snyder head coach

FILE - Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder looks on in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA...
FILE - Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder looks on in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, April 23, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Snyder has been hired as the Atlanta Hawks coach. Terms of the agreement were not immediately disclosed Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)(Rick Bowmer | AP)
Published: Feb. 26, 2023 at 7:55 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 27, 2023 at 7:31 AM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Quin Snyder has agreed to become The Atlanta Hawks’ new head coach, the franchise announced on Sunday.

Snyder served as head coach of the Utah Jazz from 2014-15 to 2021-22 seasons, leading the Jazz to the playoffs in six of his eight seasons. Over his final six seasons, the Jazz compiled a record, the third-highest winning percentage in the NBA and best in the Western Conference over that span.

“From our first conversation, it was clear that Quin had all the characteristics we were looking for in our next head coach. He has both an incredible basketball and emotional IQ, and we share the same core values and basketball philosophies of having honest communication and collaboration with players, tremendous attention to detail, and placing a great emphasis on player development,” Fields said. “We are excited to welcome him, his wife Amy, and their family back to Atlanta.”

Snyder will be the franchise’s 15th full-time head coach according to the statement.