Foreword by Karl Malone
A fast, gritty, durable player who could read a basketball floor as well as anyone who ever played the game, John Stockton left the NBA after nineteen seasons with the Utah Jazz, holding a massive assist record, including the career mark (15,806). He also twice led the league in steals — with a career total of 3,265 — and retired as the NBA’s all-time leader. And during Stockton’s career, the Jazz never missed the playoffs.
Coach Frank Layden said, “Nobody thought that he was going to be this good. Nobody. But the thing was, nobody measured his heart.”
John’s autobiography, Assisted, pulls back the curtain on his very personal life to show fans a thoughtful recounting of the people, places, and events that have connected with John along his path of extraordinary success. This book clearly illustrates the importance of his family, his faith, and his unparalleled competitive spirit.
“An unlikely icon whose small-town values led him to take on NBA stardom on his terms.” — John Blanchette, columnist, The Spokesman-Review
“The intensely private basketball star gives readers a truly unique look at his career and his relationships with those who helped him along the way.” — Steve Luhm, columnist, Salt Lake Tribune
“If you thought you knew the Hall of Fame basketball player, the answer is yes and no.” — Brad Rock, columnist, Deseret News