Hawks assistant Snyder hired as Jazz coach
JUN 06, 2014 8:30p ET
After a season on the bench with the Hawks, Quin Snyder was hired Friday as head coach of the Jazz.
He reportedly received a three-year deal with a team option for a fourth season as the replacement to Tyrone Corbin.
"The opportunity to join the Utah Jazz and to be part of such a highly respected franchise with an incredibly bright future is a great honor," Snyder said in a statement released by the team. "I approach this opportunity with gratitude and humility and am committed to doing everything I can to help the Jazz become a championship-caliber team."
Snyder, a former Duke player and assistant coach, made a splash at Missouri, where he took the Tigers to four straight NCAA tournaments, including the Elite Eight in 2002. But he resigned after an NCAA investigation for minor violations.
"We are extremely happy for Quin and his family. He played an instrumental role within our coaching staff and team," said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said in a tweet sent out by the team. ""This is a great opportunity for him and we wish him the best."