Chip Engelland

American basketball player and coach

Chip Engelland
Engelland in 2011
Oklahoma City Thunder
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1961-05-09) May 9, 1961 (age 63)
Pacific Palisades, California
NationalityAmerican / Filipino
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolPacific Palisades
(Pacific Palisades, California)
CollegeDuke (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983: undrafted
Playing career1984–1991
Career history
As player:
1984–1986Northern Cement
1986–1988Topeka Sizzlers
1989Columbus Horizon
1989–1990San Jose Jammers
1990–1991Calgary 88's
As coach:
1999–2000Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2003–2005Denver Nuggets (assistant)
2005–2022San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
2022–presentOklahoma City Thunder (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As assistant coach:

Arthur Edward "Chip" Engelland III (born May 9, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former professional player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Engelland playing for Duke in 1983

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 seasons 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, he became a naturalized Filipino citizen where he spent two seasons and was a member of the Philippine national basketball team under the sponsorship of Northern Cement Corporation that captured the 1985 Jones Cup Championship, then back in North America, playing for the Topeka Sizzlers of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the Calgary 88's of the World Basketball League (WBL).[2] He was known by Filipino fans as "the Machine Gun" for his superb shooting skills.

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 National Basketball Association (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 seasons. Engelland served as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs starting from the 2005–06 season, and won two championships with the Spurs in 2007 and 2014.[1][3] In 2022, Engelland signed as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he works today.[4]

Personal life

Engelland is married to Jessica Grunow of Troy, Michigan. They have two sons, Press and Path.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Basketball staff". 2010–2011 Spurs media guide (PDF). San Antonio Spurs. p. 62. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Chip Engelland". Denver Nuggets. Archived from the original on September 7, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "Spurs name Chip Engelland assistant coach". San Antonio Spurs. July 18, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Spurs name Chip Engelland assistant coach". Sports Illustrated. July 27, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2023.

External links

  • Chip Engelland Info Page at
  • Chip Engelland College Stats at
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