Quin Snyder is a terrifying human being.
The Utah Jazz head coach can look at you in ways you’ve never been looked at before. Specifically, his eyes impart the message “dinner.”
So it’s a small wonder that it's taken several weeks for Snyder to earn his first technical foul as a head coach for tearing into the officials.
Next Impulse Sports’ John Ferensen spotted video of the incident. Snyder picked up the tech during the second quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after referees called a criminally tardy foul against Rudy Gobert in the paint.
The broadcast didn’t catch Snyder’s immediate reaction—he ran screaming up the sideline—but did manage to catch him telling his players to “wake up!”
Then there was this face:
Unsurprisingly, the Jazz responded to Snyder’s fire. The team shored up the leaking defense and scrapped out a 98-81 win thanks to big nights from Alec Burks (20 points, 14 rebounds) and Trey Burke (17 points, nine assists).
They played like their lives depended on it, which probably isn’t a figure of speech as much as the reality in this case. Snyder will have his win or take his tax in blood.