The Utah Jazz are now officially without a head coach.
After multiple years with the team and one too many failed postseasons, Quin Snyder has stepped down from the position, leaving a very big void at the top of one of the West’s most talented teams.
Of course, there will be many people jockeying for the spot and it’s already becoming clear who some of the frontrunners are.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 6, 2022
Among the candidates for the Jazz’s head coach role are Johnny Bryant who is the assistant coach for the New York Knicks, Jazz assistant Alex Jensen, Terry Stotts formerly of the Portland Trail Blazers, Will Hardy of the Boston Celtics, Adrian Griffin of the Toronto Raptors, and Bucks assistant Charles Less along with Suns assistant coach Kevin Young.
That is quite the collection of talented men who have found success at various teams.
Is it enough to turn the Jazz into champions?
The most surprising thing about the list of candidates for the Jazz HC spot is that most of the names are currently assistant coaches.
Some fans may wonder why the Jazz aren’t angling to talk to more people who are currently head coaches.
With the talent the team has, they seem ready to make a strong playoff run right now.
In fact, some feel the only missing piece is a strong coach.
Therefore, is promoting an assistant coach the way to go?
Obviously, the Jazz have a plan and they think that one of these applicants will be able to get Utah over the hump they’ve been stuck behind for seasons now.
You can expect to hear news about the new head coach in the next few weeks.
And don’t be surprised if there is other news about changes within the team too.