Facts and figures

"The best pure
point guard
who ever
the game"

The Stockton file

»  Age: 41.

»  High School: Gonzaga Prep (1980).

»  College: Gonzaga University (1984).

»  He and his wife Nada have two daughters, Lindsay and Laura, and four sons, Houston, Michael, David and Samuel

 »  They own homes in Salt Lake City and his hometown of Spokane

 »  His father co-owns a Spokane bar which televises every Jazz game via satellite

NBA milestones

Seasons: 19 with Utah.

Games played: 1,504.

Total points: 19,711.

NBA all-time leader: Assists (15,806) and steals (3,265).

Best of best: Selected in 1996 as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

First rate: Two-time AII-NBA first team, six-time All-NBA second team and three-time All-NBA third team.

Shining star: Ten-time NBA All-Star, Named co-MVP with teammate Karl Malone of the 1993 All-Star Game.

NBA highlights

Matched the NBA playoffs single-game record with 24 assists against the L.A. Lakers in Game 5 of the 1988 Western Conference semifinals.

In the same series, finished with 29 points, 20 assists and five steals in a 109-98 Game 7 defeat, giving him playoff series records for assists (111) and steals (25).

A member of the men's basketball Dream Team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 1996 Dream Team that won gold in Atlanta.

Hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in a 103 100 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference finals to propel the Jazz to their first trip to the NBA Finals.

Appeared in the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls, averaging 12.3 ppg, 8.8 apg, and 2.0 spg, while shooting.495 (55-111) in 12 contests.


Utah Jazz guard John Stockton, right, looks to pass against pressure from Dallas Mavericks guard Steve Nash during an April game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)

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