Thursday, July 01, 2010

Austin Toros say goodbye to new Sixers assistant Quin Snyder

Austin, TX July 1- The Austin Toros today announced that Head Coach Quin Snyder has accepted an assistant coach position with the Philadelphia 76ers under new Head Coach Doug Collins.  Snyder is the second head coach of the Toros, replacing the late Dennis Johnson in 2007.  He is the 25th coach in the NBA D-League’s history to promote to a NBA coaching position.

“We are thrilled for Coach Snyder and wish him nothing but success and the best of luck with the 76ers' organization,” said Toros General Manager Dell Demps.  “Quin is a fantastic coach, great teacher, and a friend that I will personally miss.”

In three seasons with the Toros, Coach Snyder tallied a 94-56 (.627) record, placing him at the top of the D-League coaches’ rankings for win/loss percentages during his tenure.  The Toros advanced to the playoffs three consecutive seasons under Snyder, once to the finals in 2008, and twice to the semi-finals in 2009 and 2010.  Snyder was honored with the Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year Award during the 2008-09 season and the team claimed the Southwest Division Championship.  Ten Toros’ players have received 15 GATORADE Call-ups since 2007, three more than any other single team during that same time period.        

Demps added, “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.”

Snyder joins Michael Curry, Brian James, and Aaron McKie as members of Collins’ coaching staff for the 2010-11 season.

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