The Mavericks have hired Peter Patton as shooting coach, Rick Carlisle said on Monday.

“We are excited to have Peter Patton join us as full-time shooting coach,” Carlisle said. “He played high school ball with Michael Finley and was a great shooter at DePaul University. Peter was the full-time shooting coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves last year and initially developed his craft under Chip Engelland of the San Antonio Spurs. We welcome Peter to Dallas.”

After joining the Wolves’ staff following the 2015-16 season, Patton helped Minnesota improve from 33.8 percent from beyond the arc in 2015-16 to 34.9 percent in 2017 and 35.7 percent in 2018. Most notably, big man Karl-Anthony Towns improved to a 42.1 percent 3-point shooter last season, by far the highest mark of his young career.

Patton holds the DePaul record for 3-point shooting in a season, after connecting on better than 54 percent of his long-range attempts as a junior in 1994-95. Longtime Spurs assistant Chip Engelland, under whom Patton studied toward the beginning of his career, is one of the most respected and accomplished shooting coaches in the league.

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