he San Antonio Spurs have announced that Chip Engelland has joined the team as an assistant coach. Per club policy terms of his contract were not announced.
“Chip is a great addition to our coaching staff,” said Spurs general manager RC Buford. “His expertise in the areas of shooting and player development coupled with his overall basketball knowledge will be a huge benefit to our team.”
Engelland joins the Spurs after spending two years on the Denver Nuggets staff as an assistant coach in charge of player development. The Los Angeles native is one of the most highly sought out shooting coaches in the country and has worked with numerous NBA players including Steve Kerr, Grant Hill and Larry Hughes. Engelland has also served as a shooting consultant for the Detroit Pistons during the 1999-00 season.
Engelland, who served as a ball boy for legendary coach John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins in 1975, began his basketball career as a standout at Pacific Palisades High School. He earned a scholarship to Duke University after leading the Los Angeles City League in scoring as a senior in 1979. Under the tutelage of head coaches Bill Foster and Mike Krzyzewski, Engelland scored over 1,000 points as the captain of the 1982-83 Blue Devils.
After spending nine years playing professionally in the Philippines, Canada and the CBA he began coaching basketball camps aimed at helping players of all ages improve their shooting. He founded In-Net Corporation in 1995 and became a highly sought after speaker, clinician and advisor before making his way to the NBA.