Chip Engelland

Engelland during a Spurs game in March 2011.

Chip Engelland (born May 9, 1961) is an American former professional basketball player and currently an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.



A native of Los Angeles, Engelland, who also served as a ball boy for coach John Wooden’s NCAA champions UCLA Bruins in 1975, began his basketball career at Pacific Palisades High School, leading Los Angeles in scoring as a senior in 1979. Subsequently, he lettered four season at Duke University, scoring more than 1,000 points for coach Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils and being named the team's captain in his senior year.[1][2]

After graduating from Duke in 1983, Engelland went on to play professionally for nine years. First in the Philippines, where he spent two seasons and was a member of the San Miguel Beermen that captured the 1985 Jones Cup Championship, then back in North America, playing for the Topeka Sizzlers of the CBA and the Calgary 88's of the WBL.[2]

In 1993, Engelland started his coaching career, introducing his basketball camps Chip Shots with the aim of helping players of all ages improve their shooting skills; two years later he founded the In-Net Corporation, strengthening his reputation as a clinician and advisor.[2] He got his first job in the NBA in the 1999–2000 season, serving as a shooting consultant for the Detroit Pistons. Three years later, he signed with the Denver Nuggets as the director of player development, holding the position for two season. Since the 2005–06 season Engelland has been serving as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.[3][1]

Personal life

Engelland is married to Jessica; the couple has one son, Press.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Basketball staff" (PDF). 2010–2011 Spurs media guide. San Antonio Spurs. p. 62. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Chip Engelland". Denver Nuggets. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Spurs name Chip Engelland assistant coach". (San Antonio Spurs). July 18, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 

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