The Utah Jazz has asked longtime assistant coach Chris Quinn for an interview for a head coaching job, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Waugh also noted that Quinn “talked to” the Charlotte Hornets’ main coaching job — the final two candidates being Mike D’Antoni and Kenny Atkinson, the only coaches (so far) to have given second interviews to Charlotte. .
Quinn has spent the past eight years as a Heat assistant after spending one with Northwestern in 2013-14. He is Eric Spoelstra’s longest-serving assistant crew member.
The Utah Jazz has requested permission to interview Miami Heat assistant Chris Quinn for the franchise’s lead coaching job, ESPN sources reported. Quinn also spoke with Charlotte at this opening. He spent eight seasons with the crew of Eric Spoelstra.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 8 June 2022
Quinn joins a long list of interviewees at the Jazz Opening. Others, according to numerous reports, are:
- Will Hardy – Assistant Coach for the Boston Celtics
- Joe Mazzola – Celtics Assistant Coach
- Jonny Bryant – Assistant Coach, New York Knicks
- Lamar Skeeter – Assistant Jazz Coach
- Kevin Young – Assistant Coach, Phoenix Suns
- Alex Jenson – Assistant Jazz Coach
- Adrian Griffin – Toronto Raptors assistant coach
- Charles Lee – Assistant Coach, Milwaukee Bucks
- Terry Stotts – Former coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks and Bucks
- Frank Vogel – Former Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers coach
It all comes as former jazz coach Quinn Snyder is stepping down after eight seasons. The Jazz went 372-264 with six playoffs, although they never made it to the conference finals. They have been knocked out in the first round in two of the past three seasons.
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