Donovan Mitchell slams ‘blatant lies’ as Quin Snyder’s Utah Jazz departure begs trade question
Quin Snyder has officially left Utah, but Donovan Mitchell – unlike Rudy Gobert - has not posted a tribute to his former coach.
After eight seasons as coach, Snyder simply decided that it's time to step away. Conversations had been amicable with team, relationships still strong, but Snyder has decided to leave after building the Jazz into a perennial playoff contender. https://t.co/1NCpfsgKku— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 5, 2022
Forever grateful for Quin. Gave me a chance 8 years ago and believed in me when not a lot of people did. And helped our team grow into a Western conference powerhouse through all the ups and downs. Wishing you nothing but the best in your next chapter!🙏🏽🔮🙏🏽 https://t.co/ToJb7rOheg— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) June 6, 2022
Gobert and Mitchell have reportedly never always seen eye-to-eye, with their relationship hitting rock bottom when the pandemic started with each player testing positive for Covid-19.
On Monday, Spence Checketts said on his radio show that Snyder attempted to call Mitchell but he didn't answer. Checketts used to work for Jazz radio and is thought to be well-connected in the organisation.
I choose to leave a lot of what y’all say alone but y’all gon stop blatantly lying on my name… god bless 🤞🏾 https://t.co/Bm2j7ENBHD— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 6, 2022
Having said that, it hasn't done the Boston Celtics any harm given their success under Ime Udoka this season.