Best motivational tactic: Quin Snyder’s homicidal scowl
During a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 30, Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder spent an entire timeout silently staring at his players.
Quin Snyder said, and the players confirmed, that for one full timeout, Quin just said nothing and stared at the players. It worked.
— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) December 31, 2014
Likely motivated out of fear that Snyder would hunt down each of their families, the Jazz went on to defeat the Timberwolves 100-94, led by 26-point performances from Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward. Seriously, that soul-piercing scowl could send you to the ninth circle of Hell.
Happy New Year, Utah, and may God have mercy on your souls.