Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder and his staff will coach Team LeBron in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Guiding the Jazz to a 24-5 record through Feb. 18, the best start in franchise history, Snyder earned the right to coach the Western Conference All-Star Team by virtue of having the best record in the conference.
The Jazz currently have the best net rating in the NBA (9.5) and are the only team that rank in the top five in offensive rating (116.5) and defensive rating (106.9). The team is off to a historic three-point shooting season, having knocked down 482, the most by any team in NBA history through 29 games. Utah is also the best rebounding team in the NBA, pulling down 48.7 boards per contest and this season have posted separate win streaks of 11 (Jan. 8 – Jan. 29) and nine (Feb. 2 – pres.), also having currently won 20 of their last 21 games.
The Mercer Island, Wash., native is in his seventh season as head coach of the Utah Jazz, owning an all-time record of 295-216 (.577). He’s helped guide Utah to four-straight postseasons and over the past five seasons (2016 – pres.), the team is 217-130 (.625), which is the sixth best record in the NBA and third-best in the West during that stretch.
On Jan. 27, Snyder helped Utah to a 116-104 win over Dallas in his 500th game as Utah’s head coach and also passed Frank Layden for the second most all-time wins in franchise history on Jan. 12 with a 117-87 victory at Cleveland and is now only five wins away from his 300th career win.
Snyder is the second-ever Jazz head coach to earn Western Conference All-Star Coaching duties, joining Frank Layden who coached in the 1984 All-Star Game.