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Quin Snyder reminds Jae Crowder of Brad Stevens

Quin Snyder, Jae Crowder, Brad Stevens

Following a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers last month, newly-acquired Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder has fit in quite nicely with his new team. He has really taken a liking to Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, who Crowder says reminds him of Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.

According to a couple of tweets today from Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune, Crowder praised Snyder and compared the system that he runs in Utah to the one Stevens operates with the Celtics.

“He reminds me a lot of Brad Stevens,” Crowder said on Friday. “Brad is a very technical-type coach. He wants everything to be crisp and everything to be sharp, and Quin is the same way.”

The transition from the Cavs to the Jazz has been a good one for Crowder and he says that he is really enjoying his time in Utah.

“It’s a good system to be in, to play freely and play within how within how he wants to play,” Crowder said of coach Snyder. “It’s fun to be a part of. I’m happy to be here and play underneath him. He reminds me a lot of Brad Stevens, and that’s a good trait to have.”

In only six games so far with Utah, Crowder has put up some pretty solid numbers off Snyder’s bench with 13.0 points on 37.5 percent shooting from the field, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Crowder and the Jazz (31-30) will host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight in a nationally-televised game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. This will be the final game of a six-game homestand for the Jazz before they hit the road and play the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night.