Utah Jazz extend contract of coach Quin Snyder

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz have extended the contract of coach Quin Snyder. The team announced a ''long-term'' extension Friday morning, but did not release other details of the deal.

The 2016-17 season would have been the third year of the initial three-year deal Snyder signed when he was hired. The team has gone 78-86 in two years under Snyder and narrowly missed the playoffs this season.

Snyder is considered one of the young, bright minds in the game with a knack for developing players. The Jazz allowed just 95.4 points per game the last two seasons, the second-fewest in the league despite a roster that was ravaged by injuries. Snyder kept the team in contention for a playoff spot without starting point guard Dante Exum for the entire season and with Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Alec Burks all missing long stretches.