Deseret News - Fighting for racial justice starts at home for Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder

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Sarah Todd

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20190324 Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder gestures to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Chicago. The Jazz won 114-83. (AP Photo/David Banks) David Banks FR165605 AP
Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder gestures to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Chicago. | David Banks, AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Quin Snyder is an NBA coach. Being the Utah Jazz coach is a large part of his identity, but it’s not the only thing that defines him.

Snyder is a husband, a father of five including four small children ages 9, 7, 5 and 3, a native of Washington state, and a graduate of Duke with a law degree and an M.B.A.

Snyder is also a white man, coaching mostly Black players in a mostly Black league. He recognizes the privilege that he lives with and feels a sense of duty to not only stand in solidarity with his players, but to do more.

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