Jazz extend coach Snyder's contract


The Utah Jazz extended coach Quin Snyder's contract, the NBA team announced on Friday.

However, financial terms and length of the extension were not revealed for Snyder, per team policy.

"With this contract extension, we are declaring our confidence in coach Snyder's ability to continue to develop the Utah Jazz into a championship team," owner Gail Miller said in a statement.

"The Miller family recognizes the significant progress made under his leadership and we are excited about the direction we are headed."

The Jazz finished one game short of eighth place and a NBA play-off berth under Snyder this season.

Snyder led the team to a 40-42 record, a slight improvement on his 38-44 record the previous campaign.

The record may not show it, but Snyder has improved Utah, especially on the defensive side of the ball as the Jazz have allowed the second-fewest points in the league over the 49-year-old's first two seasons.

"I am very grateful for this gesture by the Miller family and the Utah Jazz and appreciative of their belief in me to continue to lead this team," Snyder said in a statement.

"Amy and I are fortunate to be a part of a franchise and family that cares deeply for our community, stays true to its values and is committed to winning. More than anything, it is confirmation of our collective commitment to building a championship team."