“5 For the Fight” will continue for at least four more years.
On Monday afternoon, the Jazz announced that they have extended their jersey patch partnership with Qualtrics through the 2022-2023 season. Qualtrics will continue putting the logo of their cancer charity, 5 For The Fight, on the jerseys through that date. It is the only cause-related jersey patch in the NBA.
“I appreciate Qualtrics for taking a unique approach to sponsor a purpose-related jersey patch and then use it in a global campaign to raise funds for cancer research,” Jazz owner Gail Miller said.
Jazz players Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles and Rudy Gobert were present for the announcement. Each was paired with one of five “cancer fighters" who will be honored at the Jazz game on Oct. 30, representing the cancer community. Each signed a ceremonial $5 deal with the Jazz on Monday afternoon.
Qualtrics said that the 5 For The Fight program has raised $24 million for cancer research since its inception two years ago.
Joe Ingles gets one more year
Qualtrics wasn’t the only Jazz partner who lengthened their term with the Jazz. On Monday, the Jazz agreed to a 1-year, $14 million contract extension with Joe Ingles that will see the Australian wing paid by the Jazz through the 2021-22 season. The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and confirmed by The Tribune.
Ingles initially signed a declining, 4-year, $52 million contract in the summer of 2017 that will earn him $11.95M this season and $10.86M next year. This deal means he’ll be paid $14M in 2021-22.
“As one of our longest tenured players, Joe’s shooting acumen, playmaking ability and unselfishness have been integral to our team’s identity,” Jazz general manager Justin Zanik said in a statement. “We are excited to keep a player like Joe, as his character and leadership are critical for the foundation of our team.”
“For the Jazz to have the faith in me to give an extension to an old man like me, it’s great,” Ingles told UtahJazz.com. “For me, there’s nowhere else I’d want to be or play, so it was an easy decision.”
Quin Snyder reacts to contract extension
This weekend, Quin Snyder agreed to a long-term extension that will keep him under contract for at least four more seasons. He’s already been the Jazz’s coach for five seasons, so if fulfilled, Snyder’s contract means he’ll be in Utah for nearly a decade.
“I’m thrilled ... I don’t think anybody’s more happy than my wife, Amy,” Snyder said. “My kids are a little bit too young to understand how rare it is for a coach to be able to have an opportunity with one team.”
Snyder knows that in today’s NBA, that’s rare. Only seven coaches — Gregg Popovich, Rick Carlisle, Erik Spoelstra, Terry Stotts, Brad Stevens, Doc Rivers and Brett Brown — have been with their current franchises longer.
“To feel a commitment from that group and the group of players that we’ve had over the time that I’ve been here, obviously, especially the group we have now. I think I’d be sick to my stomach if I saw someone else coaching this team,” Snyder said.