Thanks to former RFT
writer Mike Seely
for the tip
on Quin Snyder
's resurrection in Texas.
As you may recall, Snyder was unceremoniously dismissed
as Mizzou's basketball coach in 2006 following recruitment violations that led to NCAA sanctions and several season of sub-par performance.
Yesterday, USA Today ranked
Mizzou as the No. 10 team in the nation -- its first Top Ten ranking since coach Mike Anderson
took over from Snyder. And in related news ... Snyder last week coached the All-Star team for the NBA Developmental League.
Since 2007 Snyder has coached the Austin Toros
, the minor-league franchise of the San Antonio Spurs. Snyder won the honor of coaching last weekend's All-Star game in Phoenix for leading the Toros to the second-best record (16-7) in the league through January 27. During his first season in Austin, Snyder guided the team
to a 30-20 regular season record and led the Toros to their first-ever trip to the
NBA D-League Finals.