The team finished just out of the playoff picture this past season at ninth in the Western Conference. They have gone a combined 78-86 in two years under Snyder.
The young coach has really added a defensive presence to Utah's attack, as they allowed just 95.4 points per game the last two seasons. That number is good for second-fewest in the league.
He has gained a lot of praise around the league by keeping his team in playoff contention despite losing the likes of Dante Exum, Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors, and Alec Burks to injuries. The team turned to young stars Gordon Hayward, Trey Burke, and Trey Lyles down the stretch, which nearly lead to a playoff berth.
Snyder's hard-working style of coaching makes him the perfect fit for such a young roster in Utah. The team has looked at his ability to connect with those young guys, which leads to a successful development in the league. All of it is just early steps on their way to building a perennial playoff team.