As it is in the NFL, several NBA head coaches use various hand signals and gesture to call out plays. Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is no different, but it seems his are more elaborate than others.
If you watch Snyder in action, you’ll see his hand gestures in full effect. Jazz fans are familiar with some of his motions. NBA advance scouts — staff members who are tasked with deciphering and collation opponents’ playcalling — on the other hand, struggle to decipher their meaning.
Via Ethan Strauss of The Athletic:
When you ask scouts about the toughest coach to observe, one name keeps popping up: Utah coach Quin Snyder. “With all that twitching it’s tough to see what’s even a play call,” a Western Conference scout says. “And then he uses all that European shi*.”
Snyder’s calls seem of another tradition, another language. Many of his mannerisms defy simple explanation.