Toros coach Sny­der hired by 76ers

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

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.

Pa­trick Mered­ith

Quin Sny­der com­piled a 94-56 record in three sea­sons with the Toros and guided Austin to the post­sea­son three times.

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