Young praised Snyder after Atlanta was eliminated from the postseason by the Celtics on Thursday night.
“I mean, Quin is the future,” Young said. “I believe with him here this city is going to win a championship.”
Snyder took the Hawks job in late February after the organization parting ways with Nate McMillan. Young’s clashes with his previous head coach were part of the reason for the in-season change.
Atlanta finished the regular season with a .500 record under the former Jazz coach. The Hawks defeated Miami in the play-in tournament, then took the Celtics to six games, including a Game 5 win in Boston. Young hit the decisive 3-pointer in that contest.
Young, who has four years remaining on his max extension, averaged 29.2 points and 10.2 assists in the series.
“We could’ve not even have made the playoffs,” Young said. “It could’ve been worse. We have to focus on the future now. We can’t worry about the past and all that went on throughout the season, all the nonsense and stuff. In moments we showed what we can do with Quin as our coach.”
Snyder plans to spent time during the offseason with Young in preparation for his first full season as the franchise’s head coach.
“He and I have talked about this summer and connecting and getting better,” Snyder said. “Trae’s gifted and he can get better, he wants to get better and I’m going to try to help him get better.”