After Quin Snyder's departure from the Jazz, star guard Donovan Mitchell may not want to be traded
But he may want a role in who the next coach is, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Mitchell may be more inclined to stay with the Jazz if Rudy Gobert is no longer on the roster.
"According to multiple sources, Gobert and Mitchell's relationship hit rock bottom when the pandemic broke out, with each player — Gobert first — testing positive for COVID," Berman writes.
While Snyder stated that he had nothing but kind thoughts for his old employer, the Jazz may have some housecleaning to do.
Mitchell was "disappointed, rattled, and unsettled" after discovering Snyder had decided not to return, according to ESPN.
Mitchell did not answer Snyder's phone to say goodbye, according to a different account from Salt Lake City radio personality Spence Checketts. Mitchell, on the other hand, slammed the claim on Twitter.
"I'm going to let a lot of what you're saying alone, but you're gon' quit lying about my name... Mitchell wrote, "God bless."
In addition, Knicks assistant head coach Johnnie Bryant is rumoured to be one of the numerous contenders in the Jazz coaching hunt, and may be a favourite for Mitchell, according to Berman.
"Sources believe Utah president Danny Ainge doesn't truly know Bryant, and people around the league are suspicious until Mitchell pushed for it," Berman reported.
"After the Knicks hired Bryant, Mitchell referred to him as a 'brother,' because he attended the University of Utah."
Several league sources informed Hoops Wire that the Jazz will at least look into trades for Gobert this winter.