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How Quin Snyder’s departure from Jazz could impact the Dallas Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks began their postseason run without Luka Doncic after he suffered a calf injury in the regular-season finale. They were facing the Utah Jazz, who had the best offensive rating in the league, and there was plenty of uncertainty about how much time Doncic would miss.

The Jazz took Game 1 in Dallas before Jalen Brunson dominated Utah in Games 2 and 3 to give Dallas all the momentum in the series. JB had 41 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals in Game 2 to even things up before going for 31 points and six dimes in Utah to push the Mavericks in front. Doncic returned in Game 4 to help Dallas take the series in six games.

Game 6 would be the final game of Quin Snyder’s coaching tenure in Utah as he resigned with one year left on his contract on June 5. Danny Ainge and Jazz owner Ryan Smith wanted Snyder to stay, but he felt it was the right moment to move on.

How Quin Snyder’s departure from Jazz could impact the Dallas Mavericks

The Jazz have made the playoffs for six straight years, but they have never advanced to the conference finals. Utah had the best regular-season record in the league in 2021 before being knocked off by the LA Clippers in the second round of the playoffs.

Snyder is one of the league’s best coaches, but he felt like he could not get the Jazz over the hump. There is still plenty of discussion about the relationship between Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, and Utah needs to upgrade their roster this summer after a third first-round playoff exit in the last four years.

With Quin Snyder out, the Utah Jazz will be searching for a new head coach, but how does his departure impact the Dallas Mavericks?