bobcats3wallace wrote:I found this article from 2008. It's a bit lengthy, but it really gives you a good idea of the kind of person Snyder is. It talks a lot about his downfall in MIssouri and really what he became in the D-league. By no means is it all positive on Snyder, but that's why it's so interesting. For those, like me, who wasn't really familiar with Snyder as a person, outside of his accomplishments or demises, this is an excellent article.
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/st ... man/080418
Here is an interesting quote that talks really about his coaching style and coaching comparisons. It seems to me like the guy has changed from his glory seeking, big headed days in Missouri. But the fact he was so self absorbed and big headed in Missouri does worry me some. It does seem his D-league days have humbled him some though.Here, in a stale gymnasium in a grim part of Austin, there is no fancy -- just intensity. Though a fair number of players come to the D-League to shoot, shoot, shoot and shoot, Snyder runs practices as if he were guiding a college team. He shouts and barks, scoots and scurries, pats behinds and slaps heads. When Barrett drives past Paulino for a slick layup, Snyder screams, "That's what I'm talking about! That's exactly what I'm talking about!" He is part P.J. Carlesimo (the intensity), part Jeff Van Gundy (the attention to detail).
"He's different than any of the other coaches you see here," says Kevin Pittsnogle, the former West Virginia star who played for Austin earlier this year. "Most coaches here are all about my-way-or-the-highway. But Coach Snyder was very detailed, very into his players, very into seeking our input."
very informative read. just in the interest of bandying about positive and negative portrayals of his time at Missouri, here's an exasperated fan talking about how it all fell apart there
http://mizzoufans.blogspot.ca/2006/02/l ... areer.html
I think that particular write-up is pretty damn bitter but it does give a sense of Snyder losing control of the ship a little bit, and the on-court product suffering significantly as a result. Also seems like there was a lot of internal struggle, with players (iffy character, looks like) and assistant coaches (far more interesting IMO).