After a first-round exit, Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is likely to make it through this offseason, with many linking him to the vacant head coaching job with the Los Angeles Lakers.
However, it appears the league and sources close to Snyder believe LA is not a desirable landing spot for him. Instead, taking over the San Antonio Spurs could possibly be more realistic.
Via the launderer report:
Rampant speculation over his future stems from the coach’s rejection of offers from Utah to extend him before this season. And while the Lakers are known to have a strong interest in Snyder, pessimism lingers around the NBA and several sources familiar with Snyder’s thinking that Los Angeles does not present an attractive landing spot for the veteran coach. He’s more often linked with a possible potential replacement for Gregg Popovich at San Antonio.
The Lakers are watching a number of different coaches, including Doc Rivers, Mark Jackson, Mike Brown and even Nick Nurse, although he shut down the rumors on Monday. Snyder’s experience would certainly be a plus for this high-profile job, but the veteran boss seems keen to avoid Southern California.
As noted, Snyder did not sign an extension with the Jazz last summer. That being said, don’t expect to see him long-term in Salt Lake City, especially when other opportunities arise. But, LA probably won’t be the one he takes.