Snyder, who spent last season as an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks, reached a deal with the Jazz on Friday night.
“The opportunity to join the Utah Jazz and to be part of such a highly respected franchise with an incredibly bright future is a great honor,” Snyder said in a news release from the Jazz. “I approach this opportunity with gratitude and humility and am committed to doing everything I can to help the Jazz become a championship-caliber team.”
Snyder was a point guard at Duke from 1985-1989, a team that went to the Final Four three times during that span. He was elected a team captain during his senior season with the Blue Devils.
The 47-year-old began his coaching career with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 1992-93 season, then served as an administrative assistant to men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski from 1993-1999.
He has coached for four different NBA teams in total before becoming Utah’s eighth head coach.
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