The news of Quin Snyder and the Utah Jazz parting ways looks like it could have more fallout for the Miami Heat than possibly trading for Donovan Mitchell. This time, however, it is someone from the Heat that may be going heading to Utah. The Jazz officially asked for permission to interview the long-time Heat assistant Chris Quinn on June 8.
The Utah Jazz have requested permission to interview Miami Heat assistant Chris Quinn for franchise’s head coaching job, sources tell ESPN. Quinn also talked with Charlotte for that opening. He has spent eight seasons on Erik Spoelstra’s staff.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 8, 2022
“The Utah Jazz have requested permission to interview Miami Heat assistant Chris Quinn for franchise’s head coaching job, sources tell ESPN. Quinn also talked with Charlotte for that opening. He has spent eight seasons on Erik Spoelstra’s staff,” Adrian Wojnarowski shared to Twitter.
Chris Quinn Interviewing in Utah
Quinn spent six seasons in the NBA as a point guard, and over eight seasons on the Heat staff. He has ties to Jazz minority owner Dwyane Wade as a teammate and coach. The two are familiar with each other, and the Jazz would love to have someone of his player development stature.
How interested would Chris Quinn be in the Utah job? Heavy’s NBA Insider, Sean Deveney, spoke to one Eastern Conference executive about the possibility of Quinn landing in Utah.
“He is definitely a Dwyane Wade guy, you will be able to tell how much say Wade has by how that goes. They were teammates during Quinn’s career, and he was a grinder then as he is now as a coach. Erik Spoelstra really learned to rely on him, he was Spo’s right-hand man the last few years. Spo is one of the best, too, with working on winning and at the same time developing players, getting what you can out of them. If the Jazz want to focus on development, Quinn has got to be one of the two or three coaches they’ll take most seriously there. If he leaves, the Heat will miss him,” said the executive.
But what team would Quinn be going to in Utah? There are so many potential roster shakeups for the Jazz that it is hard to know if it is a position he would want if the offer was …read more