Peter Patton begins his second season as the Mavericks Shooting Coach. He joined Dallas after spending the previous two seasons working in the same capacity for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Patton has been teaching basketball for over 20 years, including learning the craft of shooting under San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Chip Engelland. Patton never missed a game in college and set the DePaul single-season three-point percentage record as a junior (54.1%), a mark that still stands. He is also in the top ten in DePaul history for both steals and career three-pointers made, as well as 11th in assists.
Patton attributes his shooting prowess to Engelland, who mentored him during his career at DePaul as well as his professional career in the CBA, IBA, and Europe. Patton began working as a coach for summer camps and clinics at 19, eventually moving on to a career in player development and serving as President of PureForm Basketball, a skills academy with a specialty in player development, since 2005.
Peter and his wife, Stacey, have three sons: Luke, Nick and CJ.