Two bits of news broke today about the Hawks.
First, the team has made an addition to its coaching staff.
From the Hawks’ press release:
“Quin is an excellent addition to our staff. He has a very strong knowledge of the system that we will implement and his extensive experience will enhance the development and knowledge of our players,” Budenholzer said.
Prior to his stint in Russia, Snyder worked as an Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers (2011-12) and Philadelphia 76ers (2010-11). From 2007-10, Snyder was Head Coach of the Austin Toros (the NBA Development League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs), recording a 94-56 (.627) mark, while leading the Toros to three straight playoff appearances and the 2008 NBDL championship game. He was the 2008-09 D-League Coach of the Year.
“I am excited to join Bud’s staff with the Hawks,” Snyder said. “They are creating a system and a culture that I strongly believe in and have seen its success. I look forward to being a part of the organization and contributing to our players’ every day improvement.”
In other news, USA Today reports that the Hawks have been fined for tampering due to their mention of Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in an email. The amount and full details of the fine are still unknown, as the league memo has not been made public.