Quin Snyder is no longer the head coach of the Utah Jazz. The news was confirmed by the team via an announcement sent on Sunday.
According to the Jazz, Snyder resigned from his position. He reportedly had two years left on his deal.
After the news became official, Snyder issued a statement saying that he made a decision to step away because he felt the Jazz need a “new voice” to reach their full potential.
“I strongly feel they need a new voice to continue to evolve. That’s it,” Snyder explained. “No philosophical differences, no other reason. After eight years, I just feel it is time to move onward.”
The Jazz organization made several attempts to convince Snyder to stay and even offered him a huge extension. However, the 55-year-old felt it was in the interest of both sides to move on and start fresh.
The Jazz immediately started with the search for a new head coach and will reportedly cast a wide net to find an appropriate candidate. Snyder, on the other hand, is expected to take a break from basketball before taking a new job.
Snyder spent eight years with Utah and had a 372-264 record during his tenure. He made the playoffs six consecutive times and led the Jazz to three Western Conference Semifinals.