Jazz’s Quin Snyder says Rockets guard Chris Paul could be a better coach than him
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder had high praise for Chris Paul’s leadership qualities ahead of Sunday’s first-round playoff matchup.
Paul, now 33 years of age, has been known as a floor general for quite some time. He sees the court like few others can, and his knack for calling audibles on the fly is uncanny. Oh, and let’s not forget about his ball-handling skills and accuracy at range.
In light of these facts, Snyder feels that Paul would make a great coach one day. In fact, prior to Sunday’s game, Snyder joked that Paul is “probably a better coach” than he is:
Quin Snyder on Chris Paul: Chris is probably a better coach than me
— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) April 15, 2019
Thanks in large part to James Harden’s 29-point, 10-assist effort, the Rockets went on to defeat the Jazz in Game 1 of their series, 122-90. Paul logged 32 minutes, notching 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, seven assists, three rebounds, one block and one steal.
Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, who had 19 points and five rebounds in Sunday’s game, had a bit of coaching advice of his own. The loss is obviously disappointing, but he knows there is no time for sulking:
“Honestly, we could have won this game by 90 or lost this game by 90,” Mitchell told ESPN during his postgame media availability. “For us, it’s just about making adjustments and not overreacting to what happened.”
The Jazz and Rockets will meet for Game 2 of this series on Wednesday night. Tip-off inside the Toyota Center is set for 9:30 p.m. ET, with TNT having live broadcast coverage.