Quin Snyder is one step closer to becoming an NBA head coach.
After his unpleasant departure from Mizzou seven years ago, the former Tigers head coach put college basketball in his rear-view mirror. He hasn't looked back.
The Atlanta Hawks announced last week that Snyder, who most recently was an assistant coach with a professional team in Moscow, will become an assistant on newly hired Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer's staff.
It's another notch on Snyder's resume, which includes a successful stint as a D-League coach, a player development position with the Philadelphia 76ers and an assistant coaching gig with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Snyder's name now gets serious buzz when NBA coaching vacancies pop up. If his success stays on track, the 46-year-old should eventually land one.
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