We’re getting closer to the NBA playoffs.
And as much as we’d like to say the Utah Jazz seem to be ready for the postseason, there have been too many moments this season — including losses to the Nets and Celtics this past week — that make us unsure if this team is ready to make a deep playoff run.
There is always pressure on both players and coaches. Jazz head coach Quin Snyder has always been able to handle the pressure and get the most from his players. It’s one of the reasons he’s been so successful as a head coach. It’s also just one reason why other NBA teams would be interested in his services. According to recent reports, Snyder has been mentioned as a candidate to replace Gregg Popovich in San Antonio. He’s been mentioned also a possible target for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Would Snyder actually consider leaving a more talented team like the Jazz for either the Spurs or Lakers?
In the latest episode of The Tribune’s “How ‘Bout This Jazz” podcast, host/moderator Xoel Cardenas and Tribune Jazz beat reporter Eric Walden discuss what would need to happen for Snyder to leave the Utah Jazz. Xoel talks why Snyder should consider it, if he is offered a new job, while Eric gives a counterargument.
The guys also give their thoughts on the Jazz’s recent losses in Brooklyn and Boston, as well as the fact Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert seem to not be on the same page as what needs to be done in order for the team to turn things around.
Lastly, the guys preview the Jazz-Mavericks game on Sunday, which is a possible first-round playoff matchup preview.
Find the HBTJ podcast at sltrib.com/podcasts/bout_jazz/
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