Quin Snyder Brings A Lot To The Jazz

Coach K is one of Quin Snyder's influences, but he's far from the only one. - Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Snyder's coaching influences are tremendously impressive.

As Quin Snyder takes the reins in Utah, the new Jazz coach brings a pretty amazing bag of influences: Mike Krzyzewski, Larry Brown and Greg Popovich.

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Snyder says Popovich may be the most central influence:

"Coach Pop, to this day, has probably had the biggest influence on me.

I started working in San Antonio at a time when I was … becoming more and more passionate about coaching and coaching in the pros. I was a sponge. I had worked for a few other guys, so I could appreciate what was going on there in San Antonio. … I took some time to observe and figure out what was going on. Once that happened, there was a wealth of knowledge."

One other influence: Euro coach Ettore Messina, who has been an innovator, and who will be with the Spurs next season.

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