Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA have interviewed L.A. Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder on Monday about their head coaching job. Synder, the former Missouri Tiger men’s basketball coach, got back in the business as the head coach of the NBDL’s Austin Toros for three years. Snyder also worked with the Philadelphia 76ers, in charge of player development in 2010. Snyder is one of ten candidates who have interviewed for the Bobcats job.
While at Missouri, Synder was the fastest in school history to get to 100 wins. As quick as his rise was in college basketball, the descent was even faster. In early 2003, Ricky Clemons was arrested on charges of assault and battery against a former girlfriend and shortly after, accused teammates of receiving payments from assistant coaches. A year later, the NCAA placed Missouri on probation for a handful of minor violations and by then, the Tigers won just 16 games in 03-04 and only 12 the following year, which was Synder’s last at Mizzou.