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Snyder joins ESPN’s First Take, answers question about Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, upcoming playoffs, racial injustice and more

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Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder hopped on ESPN’s First Take this morning, and discussed several hot topics surrounding the Jazz and the NBA.

The First Take panel didn’t hesitate to ask Snyder the question that everyone’s been asking, which was about Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell’s relationship. Snyder seemed to dodge the question just a bit, but answered simply “We’re in good shape, those guys are getting ready to play”. He mentioned that Rudy and Donovan are both ready and excited to get back to playing basketball next month in Orlando.

Snyder also discussed Donovan Mitchell’s role in the upcoming playoffs, after Max stated he hadn’t seen enough of Mitchell to think that the could carry a team to a championship. Quin referred to Mitchell’s big games in past playoff series, and didn’t waver his faith in Mitchell’s ability to carry a team. Snyder talked about the current Jazz roster and the balance they now have in the backcourt with veteran Mike Conley.

The ESPN First Take crew also asked Snyder about his role in the Coach’s Committee to combat racial injustice, and what his plans were moving forward to help the league with this new initiative.

With about a month and a half to go before games start back up in Orlando, this may be the last time Snyder has time to go on TV, as he will have his hands full getting his notorious schemes and strategies fine-tuned for NBA playoff intensity.