This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome NBA Head Coach of the Utah Jazz, Quin Snyder. We discuss Coach Quin’s journey of going from a player to a coach and how coaching overseas overseas helped him create his coaching philosophy. Coach Snyder is not like a lot of coaches, in that he is a super deep thinker, pulling from his his experience getting a degree in philosophy and completing a law degree. Coach Quin my also be the only NBA coach with an MBA. Join John, Jerry, and Coach Snyder as they discuss leadership, building culture, and the power of being vulnerable.

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Highlights from the Podcast:

  • How important is relationship in coaching and how did Coach Quin come cross his coaching style?
  • Who  were Coach Snyder’s early influences for coaching?
  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the coach will win the relationship game.
  • What are the pillars, aka core values of Coach Snyder’s coaching philosophy?
  • What does it mean to be “obviously unselfish”?
  • How have recent tough times helped Coach Snyder’s become a better coach?
  • How do you make all players feel valued?

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