Quin Snyder’s exit may not help Knicks’ Donovan Mitchell pursuit
Something’s happening in Utah, and it may not be useful to the Knicks’ trigger.
Quin Snyder, one of many league’s most profitable and esteemed coaches, stepped down after an eight-year run and 372-264 report with the Jazz.
Sentiment across the league is combo guard Donovan Mitchell someway is concerned within the shake-up, though ESPN reports Mitchell is “dissatisfied’’ and “unsettled.’’ The franchise is at a crossroads after a first-round KO versus Dallas within the playoffs.
The Jazz are considering breaking apart the Mitchell-Rudy Gobert tandem that’s been a stable playoff entrant however not potent sufficient to get to a Western Conference finals.
The Knicks — and several other different groups — are monitoring Mitchell’s scenario to see if he asks for a commerce. Snyder mentioned in a launch the Jazz want “a brand new voice.’’
According to a supply, Knicks assistant coach Johnny Bryant, a former Jazz assistant and Mitchell pal, will possible interview. Utah president Danny Ainge doesn’t know Bryant, but when he’s strongly thought of, then it’s an indication Mitchell is influencing issues regardless of being dissatisfied.
According to sources, former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts is the early favourite and lately fired Lakers coach Frank Vogel additionally may command a glance. Reportedly, Celtics assistant Will Hardy will get an interview, too.
Mitchell is a consumer of Creative Artists Agency so Knicks president Leon Rose, former CAA basketball chief, may have intel on the place Mitchell’s head is.
Mitchell, who’s from Westchester, was noncommittal after the Jazz’s playoff ouster. League sources consider Mitchell finally will request a commerce, however it would possibly not be till subsequent summer time.
If Bryant leaves for Utah, that may imply all three of the assistants senior government William Wesley employed for Tom Thibodeau’s employees may have bolted for head-coaching jobs. Mike Woodson (Indiana University) and Kenny Payne (Louisville) are already gone.