John Stockton

American basketball player

John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player. He played point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). No NBA player ever had more assists[1] or steals[2] during his career than Stockton.

John Stockton
Personal information
Born (1962-03-26) March 26, 1962 (age 62)
Spokane, Washington
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolGonzaga Prep
(Spokane, Washington)
CollegeGonzaga (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career1984–2003
PositionPoint guard
Career history
19842003Utah Jazz
Career NBA statistics
Points19,711 (13.1 ppg)
Assists15,806 (10.5 apg)
Steals3,265 (2.2 spg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
Men's basketball
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team competition



He spent most of his career playing as a teammate of Karl Malone. Stockton and Malone were firm believers in hard work, and their coach, Jerry Sloan, also strongly believed in working hard in order to compete. Both Stockton and Malone were on the 1992 Dream Team. The Utah Jazz were in the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 against the Chicago Bulls and their superstar Michael Jordan. Stockton, Malone, and Sloan were all part of the Jazz organization at the time. The Bulls won both of those series.

Personal life


Stockton retired from the NBA. From start to finish of his NBA career, he stayed with the Jazz.

Stockton played basketball in college at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Since his retirement from the NBA, he has been very loyal and supportive of Gonzaga, which he lives near. He also grew up in the Spokane area.


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