Quin Snyder: On Process, Patience And How An Elite Defense is Built

By on April 11, 2015


http://www.basketballinsiders.com/quin-snyder-on-process-patience-and-how-an-elite-defense-is-built/ Building an elite defense is what it’s all about, no matter what sport you are in.  If the opponent can’t score, they can’t win.  Here’s an interesting article on the Jazz regarding the rebuilding process.

Whats often a piercing glare to a player or referee on the floor is a more refined look in the confines of the press room, but its engaging and almost hypnotic nonetheless. This is a man who, in almost every circumstance while on the job, knows more about what youre saying than you do, but youd never know it. I think the capacity that the players have to develop and learn, the speed with which they can pick things up, Snyder told Basketball Insiders in a sit-down interview.

Talk to Quin Snynder and it becomes clear he’s the right coach for the revitalization of the Utah Jazz.

“I don’t think people realize how intelligent he is. His basketball IQ is on a different level.” –Paul Millsap, on Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder

Snyder never speaks in absolutes. His approach to coaching is methodical and highly contextualized, capturing the entire picture while retaining a keen eye for even the minutest detail. You’ve never “failed” in his system – rather you’ve yet to improve, yet to embrace what’s often a painstaking process; you’ve never fully “perfected” anything so much as you’ve progressed to a higher level of functionality.

His varied experience preceding his first appointment to a top job in the world’s most elite league gave him perspective, not only within himself but with what separates his newest position from those in his past. It’s part of why Snyder’s opinion on what makes the NBA so different likely varies from what most popular consensus would be. Read more…

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