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Quin Snyder Still Innovating

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 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 05: Head coach Quin Synder of the Utah Jazz gestures from the sideline in a preseason NBA game against the Adelaide 36ers at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 5, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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As a Duke assistant, Quin Snyder was instrumental in applying technological change and business management principles to the basketball program and offices.

It was a major change and took Duke from the mom and pop sort of program it had been since, well, forever to a modern day approach.

This applied particularly to recruiting incidentally and that means that Duke had two major historical roles in how recruiting is done with the first being Vic Bubas’s national approach. Even Dean Smith once said “Vic taught us all how to recruit, we had been starting on prospects in the fall of their senior years while Vic was working on them their junior year. For a while, all of us were trying to catch up with him.”

But we digress.

In Salt Lake, Snyder has set up a new system with his video interns which is designed to more quickly and efficiently train them as future coaches and to incorporate them more fully into the staff.

You could almost call it positionless coaching.

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