Unlike at Mizzou, Coach Quin Snyder leaving the Utah Jazz on his terms

Missouri coach Quin Snyder directs his team Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, during the first half of an exhibition game with Northwest Missouri State in Columbia, Mo.

An impressive era of basketball came to an end on June 5 in Salt Lake City.

Quin Snyder resigned from coaching the Utah Jazz after eight seasons, a 372-264 overall record and the third-longest active tenure for a head coach in the NBA.

“It was time,” Snyder said during a news conference about his decision the next day. “Time for the Jazz to move forward. Time for me to move forward. It just made the most sense to me.”

Snyder didn’t have that same luxury at the conclusion of his first head coaching job at Missouri.

Snyder’s rocky years Mizzou

Snyder resigned mid-season in February 2006 under far from harmonious circumstances. Amid a losing season and with the program under NCAA probation, he said at the time he was told he would be fired at season’s end.

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