The coach of the Hawks offers glowing compliments for the Celtics’ guard.

In Boston, Jrue Holiday encountered Quin Snyder early in his NBA career, during Snyder’s tenure as a player development coach with the 76ers in the 2010-11 season. At that time, Holiday, a 2009 NBA Draft pick for Philadelphia, was still establishing himself as a professional player.

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During Snyder’s brief stint with the 76ers, Holiday experienced significant growth, with the guard even contending for the Most Improved Player award. He started all 82 games, averaging 14 points, 6.5 assists, and four rebounds per game.

Subsequently, Holiday’s career trajectory continued upward, culminating in two All-Star selections, consistent recognition for his defensive prowess, and an NBA championship. Snyder, having observed Holiday’s remarkable progress, offered substantial praise for him ahead of the Celtics-Hawks matchup at TD Garden.

Snyder reflected, “I’ve known Jrue since he was 19 in Philly. It’s been gratifying to witness his development as a player. Regardless of where he’s played, he’s consistently been an outstanding teammate, showcasing defensive prowess and remarkable offensive efficiency. He undoubtedly elevates every team he joins.”

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