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John Stockton
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Stockton at Fairchild Air Force Base in 1996
Personal information
Born (1962-03-26) March 26, 1962 (age 58)
Spokane, Washington
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Gonzaga Prep
(Spokane, Washington)
College Gonzaga (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career1984–2003
Position Point guard
Career history
As player:
19842003 Utah Jazz
As coach:
2015–2016 Montana State (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 19,711 (13.1 ppg)
Assists 15,806 (10.5 apg)
Steals 3,265 (2.2 spg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2017

John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire NBA career (1984–2003) as a point guard for the Utah Jazz, and the team made the playoffs in each of his 19 seasons. In 1997 and 1998, together with his longtime teammate Karl Malone, Stockton led the Jazz to the franchise's only two NBA Finals appearances. Stockton is a ten-time NBA All-Star and a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (in 2009 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team "Dream Team"). [1] In 1996, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. Stockton holds the NBA records for most career assists and steals by wide margins [2] [3] and is regarded as one of the greatest point guards of all time. [4]


Early years

Born in Spokane, Washington, to Clementine Frei and Jack Stockton, Stockton's ancestry is Irish and Swiss German. [5] [6] He attended grade school at St. Aloysius and moved on to high school at Gonzaga Prep and graduated in 1980, after breaking the city record for points scored in a single basketball season. [7] [8] [9] [10]

College career

After considering offers from Don Monson at Idaho and Mike Montgomery at Montana, both in the Big Sky Conference, Stockton decided to stay in Spokane and play college basketball for Dan Fitzgerald at Gonzaga University. [11] He became the third generation in his family at GU; grandfather Houston Stockton was a well-known football player for the Bulldogs in the 1920s. [11] Fitzgerald was also the athletic director; he stepped away from coaching for four years after Stockton's freshman year and promoted assistant Jay Hillock to head coach. [12]

During his senior year for the Bulldogs in 1984, Stockton averaged 20.9 points per game, shooting 57% from the field. The Zags posted a 17–11 record, their best in 17 years, and Stockton led the West Coast Athletic Conference in scoring, assists, and steals. [13]

He was one of 74 college seniors invited to the spring tryouts for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, coached by Bob Knight. [14] [15] Stockton made the initial cut in April to the final 20, but was one of four released in May (with Charles Barkley, Terry Porter, and Maurice Martin) in the ultimate cut to 16 players. [16] Though not selected, the experience led him to meet his future teammate and friend, Karl Malone. [17]

NBA career

In June 1984, Stockton was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 1984 NBA draft with the 16th overall pick. [18] A relative unknown during his college career, his stock rose significantly in the months before the draft. [19] Nevertheless, the announcement of his selection to the thousands of Jazz fans gathered at the Salt Palace on draft day was met with a stunned silence. [18]

Stockton became the starting point guard for the Jazz in the 1986–87 season. In 1988–89, he played in his first All-Star Game, and led the NBA in assists per game for the first of nine consecutive seasons.

On January 15, 1991, Stockton scored 20 points and dished out a career-high and franchise-record 28 assists in a 124–102 home win against the San Antonio Spurs. [20] On February 12, Stockton nearly recorded a triple-double after putting up 19 points, 11 assists and 9 steals in a 113–92 win over the Houston Rockets. [21]

In 1992, Stockton and the Jazz reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time, but were defeated by the Portland Trail Blazers in six games. Along with Malone, Stockton was named co-MVP of the All-Star Game in 1993; the game was held in Salt Lake City. Stockton and the Jazz reached the Conference Finals again in 1994 and 1996, but lost to the Houston Rockets and the Seattle SuperSonics, respectively. [22]

John Stockton spent his entire NBA career with the Utah Jazz, from 1984 to 2003. John Stockton Lipofskydotcom-32245.jpg
John Stockton spent his entire NBA career with the Utah Jazz, from 1984 to 2003.

Utah set a franchise record and led the Western Conference with 64 wins in the 1996–97 season. The team again reached the Western Conference Finals. In Game Six of the Conference Finals, Stockton scored 25 points, dished out 13 assists, and made a buzzer-beating, game-winning three-point shot over the Rockets' Charles Barkley to send the Jazz to the first of two consecutive NBA Finals appearances. [22] Stockton's game-winner became known as "The Shot". [23] In Game 3 of the 1997 NBA Finals, Stockton recorded 17 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists in their first Finals' win in franchise history. [24] The Jazz were defeated by the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls in six games in the Finals. [22]

Stockton missed the first 18 games of the 1997–98 season with a knee injury, but the Jazz returned to the NBA Finals and again faced the Bulls. [22] In Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, Stockton made a three-pointer with 41.9 seconds left to give the Jazz a lead, but Bulls guard Michael Jordan made two field goals to put his team ahead 87–86. Stockton missed a three-point attempt with 5.2 seconds left and said in a post-game interview that he felt confident that the shot would go in. [25] The Bulls again defeated the Jazz in six games. [22]

The Jazz made the NBA playoffs every season during Stockton's 19-year NBA career. [22]


On May 2, 2003, Stockton announced his retirement with a released statement instead of the customary news conference. The Jazz later held a retirement ceremony for him, in which Salt Lake City renamed the street in front of the venue then known as Delta Center (now Vivint Smart Home Arena), where the Jazz play, John Stockton Drive. [26] Stockton would later declare that despite being still content with the game and how well he was playing, his growing family made him feel that "sitting in the hotel room waiting for games wasn't making up for what I was missing at home." [17]

Stockton's number 12 jersey was retired by the Jazz during a game on November 22, 2004. A statue of Stockton can be seen in front of the Vivint Smart Home Arena; an accompanying statue of Karl Malone was placed nearby on March 23, 2006. The Malone and Stockton statues stand on a bronze plaque commemorating their achievements together. Stockton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. [27] Stockton was also inducted into the Hall of Fame along with the rest of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team in 2010. [28]

Player profile

Stockton missed only 22 games in his 19-season career. [29] In his first 13 seasons, he missed only four games (all in the 1989–90 season) until he missed the first 18 games of the 1997–98 season due to an injured MCL in his left knee sustained in the preseason. [30] That was the only major injury in his career, and he never missed another game after returning from that injury. [31] [32] [33] Stockton earned the "old school" tag for his physical play; surveys of athletes and fans alike often judged him among the toughest players in the NBA, usually just behind teammate Karl Malone. Stockton's tenacity also earned him a reputation among some in the league as being a dirty player, as evidenced by a poll Sports Illustrated conducted in 1997 where he was voted as the second dirtiest player in the league behind Dennis Rodman. [34] His patented "short shorts" became known as "Stocktons"—since he continued to wear the style long after the rest of the league had adopted a baggier look. [35]

Stockton's career is also notable for its consistency and longevity. He remained a starting NBA player until his retirement at age 41. [29] Stockton's Utah Jazz made the NBA playoffs in all 19 of his seasons in the league. [36] Stockton avoided most endorsements and stayed loyal to Utah despite being offered more money by other teams. In 1996, he agreed to a deal that made salary-cap space available so the team could improve, but in exchange, he insisted on guaranteed Delta Center ice time for his son's hockey team. [37]

For many years, Karl Malone and Stockton were the Jazz's one-two punch. The two played a record 1,412 regular season games together as teammates. Many of Stockton's assists resulted from passes to Malone. Stockton and Malone have been described as the greatest pick-and-roll combination of all time. [38] Stockton and Malone are also considered two of the best players who never won an NBA championship. [39]

Stockton holds a commanding lead for the NBA record for career assists with 15,806. [40] Stockton also holds the record for assists-per-game average over one season (14.5 in 1990) [22] and is one of three players who have logged more than 1,000 assists in one season, joining Kevin Porter (1,099 in 1979) and Isiah Thomas (1,123 in 1985) in the exclusive list. Stockton did this seven times, with season totals of 1,164, 1,134, 1,128, 1,126, 1,118, 1,031 and 1,011 assists. [41]

On defense, Stockton holds the NBA record for career steals with 3,265. In second place is Jason Kidd, with 2,684. [42] Stockton was also a capable scorer (13.1 points per game career average and a 51.5 career shooting percentage) with a reliable three-point shot (38.4% lifetime average). As of April 2019, he is 49th on the all-time NBA scoring list with 19,711 career points. [43]

Stockton, circa 1988 John Stockton 1988-89.jpg
Stockton, circa 1988

Stockton was selected to the All-NBA First Team twice, the All-NBA Second Team six times, the All-NBA Third Team three times, and the NBA All-Defensive Second Team five times. [33] He was selected to 10 All-Star Games. [44] He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996. [29] On May 11, 2006, named Stockton the fourth best point guard of all time. [45]

International play

Stockton, along with other NBA stars, played on the basketball team in that year's Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. [46] The 1992 team was the first U.S. Olympic squad to feature NBA players. [47] The team became known as the Dream Team; the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame called it "the greatest collection of basketball talent on the planet". [48] Stockton also played on the 1996 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team. [28] Stockton won gold medals with both the 1992 and 1996 teams. [49]

Post-retirement activities

Following his retirement, Stockton started coaching in youth teams, being "an assistant on seven or eight teams at once" in 2003. [17] The Jazz also invited Stockton to train both Deron Williams and Trey Burke. [50] Stockton also became involved in various businesses. [17]

In 2013, Stockton released an autobiography entitled Assisted. The book was written with the assistance of his junior high school coach, Kerry L. Pickett. Karl Malone wrote the foreword. [51] Stockton was on the Jazz's long list of coaching candidates to replace Tyrone Corbin, before the selection of Quin Snyder. [52]

On October 27, 2015, Stockton joined Montana State University's women's basketball program as an assistant coach to replace Kellee Barney. [53] [54] [55] Barney left the program to pursue a career in business, and Stockton had previously coached four of the players on the MSU women's team during Amateur Athletic Union leagues. [53]

Personal life

Hust Stockton, Stockton's grandfather (also named John Houston Stockton) played professional football for the Frankford Yellow Jackets in the nascent National Football League in the 1920s; Stockton was a member of the Yellow Jackets' 1926 NFL Championship team. [56] [57]

Stockton and his wife, the former Nada Stepovich (the daughter of Matilda Stepovich and Mike Stepovich, the last territorial governor of Alaska), [58] [59] reside in Spokane, Washington. [60] [61] They have two daughters (Lindsay and Laura) and four sons (Houston, Michael, David and Samuel). [62] Stockton and his family are devout Roman Catholics. [63]

Houston Stockton played college football as a defensive back for the University of Montana Grizzlies. [64] [65] In 2011, Michael Stockton, who played basketball at Salt Lake City's Westminster College, [64] [66] signed with BG Karlsruhe in Germany's second basketball division. [67] In 2017, Michael signed with BG Göttingen in Germany's first basketball division, the Basketball Bundesliga. [68] David Stockton completed his college basketball career at Gonzaga in 2014 and, after playing for the Reno Bighorns in the NBA's Development League, played for the NBA's Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz. [69] Daughter Lindsay Stockton played basketball for Montana State University, [70] and daughter Laura Stockton played basketball at Gonzaga. [71]

Stockton has a brother and three nephews who have played college basketball. Steve Stockton, his brother, played for the University of Washington. [64] Steve Stockton's oldest son, Steve Stockton Jr., played at Whitworth College; [64] another son, Shawn Stockton, finished his college basketball career at the University of Montana in the 2011–12 season; [64] [72] and Steve's youngest son, Riley, played for Seattle Pacific. [73]

NBA career statistics

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
 * Led the league Double-dagger-14-plain.png NBA record

Regular season

1984–85 Utah 82518.2.471.182.7361.
1985–86 Utah 823823.6.489.133.8392.
1986–87 Utah 82222.7.499.179.7821.
1987–88 Utah 827934.7.574.358.8402.913.8*
1988–89 Utah 828238.7.538.242.8633.013.6*3.2*0.217.1
1989–90 Utah 787837.4.514.416.8192.614.5Double-dagger-14-plain.png2.70.217.2
1990–91 Utah 828237.8.507.345.8362.914.2*
1991–92 Utah 828236.6.482.407.8423.313.7*3.0*0.315.8
1992–93 Utah 828234.9.486.385.7982.912.0*2.40.315.1
1993–94 Utah 828236.2.528.322.8053.112.6*2.40.315.1
1994–95 Utah 828235.0.542.449.8043.112.3*2.40.314.7
1995–96 Utah 828235.5.538.422.8302.811.2*
1996–97 Utah 828235.3.548.422.8462.810.
1997–98 Utah 646429.0.528.429.8272.
1998–99 Utah 505028.2.488.320.8112.
1999–00 Utah 828229.7.501.355.8602.
2000–01 Utah 828229.1.504.462.8172.
2001–02 Utah 828231.3.517.321.8573.
2002–03 Utah 828227.7.483.363.8262.


1985 Utah 9018.6.467.000.7432.
1986 Utah 4014.3.5291.000.8891.
1987 Utah 5231.4.621.800.7292.
1988 Utah 111143.5.507.286.8244.
1989 Utah 3346.3.508.750.9053.313.73.71.727.3
1990 Utah 5538.8.420.077.8003.
1991 Utah 9941.4.537.407.8414.713.
1992 Utah 161638.9.423.310.8332.913.62.10.314.8
1993 Utah 5538.6.451.385.8332.411.
1994 Utah 161637.3.456.167.8103.
1995 Utah 5538.6.459.400.7653.410.
1996 Utah 181837.7.446.289.8143.
1997 Utah 202037.0.521.380.8563.
1998 Utah 202029.8.494.346.7183.
1999 Utah 111132.0.400.333.7393.
2000 Utah 101035.0.461.389.7673.
2001 Utah 5537.2.459.000.7145.611.
2002 Utah 4435.3.450.286.9234.
2003 Utah 5529.8.462.0001.0003.

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