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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > John Stockton, Usa From "A gritty, durable player who sees the floor as well as anyone who ever played the game, he holds many assists records, including the mark for career assists at 15,806. Stockton's other records include most assists in a season (1,164), highest assists average for a season (14.5 apg), a tie for most assists in a playoff game (24), most consecutive seasons leading the league and total seasons leading the league (9), and a tie for third for most assists in a game (28). In addition, in 1995-96 he became the league's all-time leader in steals, passing Maurice Cheeks' mark of 2,310. He ended his 19 year career with 3,265 steals..."
John Stockton Profile

Name: John Houston Stockton
Nickname: Stock
Born: 03/26/1962
Status: Retired
Origin: Spokane, WA
Height: 6-1/1,85
Weight: 175lbs./79,4kg.
Schools: Gonzaga Prep School (Spokane, WA), Gonzaga University
Drafted: 1984, First Round, 16th overall pick by the Utah Jazz
Languages: English
Website:  InterBasket
Teams (jersey): USA National Team (1992's Dream Team), Utah Jazz (12)
Ibn Notes: So, who's little brother is that? The one with the short-shorts, soft eyes, and bowl-cut? It's amazing how deceiving appearances can be; from Isiah Thomas' killer-smile to Larry Bird's so-called quiet persona, same goes with John Stockton, don't underestimate or "sleep" on him just because he looks like he looks like the kid next door. He isn't the NBA all-time steals leader because he was nice, he didn't rack up the most assists ever by an NBA player because players were entranced by his soft-doe-like eyes. In fact Stockton, it has been argued, could be the dirtiest little player in the history of the league. Whatever your thoughts about him, John Stockton played basketball, and he played it well. He set league records for most assists in a season and highest average ever during the same era that Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas played. He teamed with Karl Malone to make the Utah Jazz perennial contenders year after year after year. Accomplishments: Olympic gold medalist (1992, '96); All-NBA First Team (1994, '95); All-NBA Second Team (1988, '89, '90, '92, '93, '96); All-NBA Third Team (1991, '97, '99); NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1989, '91, '92, '95, '97); 10-time NBA All-Star;
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