Toros coach Snyder hired by 76ers
Quin Snyder, who led the Austin Toros to the NBA DLeague finals in 2008, has left the team to become an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Snyder, 43, will join the staff of new 76ers coach Doug Collins, the Toros said Thursday. In three seasons, Snyder led the Toros to a 94-56 record and three consecutive playoff berths. He was named the D-League’s coach of the year in 2009.
With the 76ers, Snyder will help direct the NBA club’s player development. In his time with the Toros, 10 Toros received call-ups to the NBA.
“Quin did a fantastic job with the Austin Toros. There aren’t enough words to describe how much he will be missed by our organization,” said Dell Demps, the team’s general manager.
Snyder took over the Toros in the fall of 2007, replacing former coach Dennis Johnson, who died of a heart attack in February of that year. After leading Austin to the D-League finals in his first season, Snyder guided the Toros to the semifinals in each of the next two seasons.
Before coming to the Toros, Snyder spent seven seasons at Missouri, compiling a 126-91 record. He resigned during the 2005-06 season, as attendance sagged and allegations of NCAA violations mounted.
Quin Snyder compiled a 94-56 record in three seasons with the Toros and guided Austin to the postseason three times.