The Utah Jazz announced today an extension for Quin Snyder who just finished the second year of a reported three-year deal.
Snyder's development of this young team is exactly what he was asked to do when he was brought in two years ago. The Jazz improved from 25 wins in the 2014 season to 38 wins the following year and 40 wins this season.
Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsay stated his reasons for the extension,
“We have continued to take significant steps as a team under Quin’s direction. His work ethic, basketball intelligence and ability to connect with and develop our players make him the ideal head coach of the Jazz.”
Peter Novak broke the news this morning that the team and Snyder were in talks for an extension,
Sources: Jazz quietly negotiating contract extension (1 year left) with head coach Quin Snyder and hope to have him locked up before July 1.— Peter J Novak (@Peter_J_Novak) May 6, 2016
It's a no-brainer move for the Jazz. They will still be a very young team going into next season and the need for development will still be there as the team builds primarily from within. The team's success going forward will depend on it.
This move is the first of what should be a very busy off-season for the Jazz.
UPDATE: This from Jody Genessy:
I'm being told Jazz coach Quin Snyder's contract has been extended through the 2020-21 season. Not sure financial terms.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) May 6, 2016
That would indicate that this is a four-year extension assuming the option that has been picked up for next season. No word on whether there's an option in the extension.