John Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire NBA career of nearly two decades as a point guard for the NBA outfit Utah Jazz. In his time, Utah made the playoffs in each of his 19 seasons as a player.
John Stockton: Age, Family, Siblings, Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality
John was born on March 26, 1962, in Spokane, Washington. Currently, the former basketball player is 57 years old. He was born as the son of Clementine Frei and Jack Stockton. He has two sisters and one brother. His two sisters are Leanne and Stacy whereas his brother’s name is Steve Stockton. He is of Swiss-German ethnicity. Moreover, his nationality is American.
John Stockton: Education, School/College University
Talking about his educational background, John attended grade school at St. Aloysius and moved on to high school at Gonzaga Prep. From there, he graduated in 1980. Later, Stockton decided to join Gonzaga University.
John Stockton: Professional Life, Career
John played college basketball at Gonzaga University. There, he became the school’s all-time leader in assists and steals. After that, he was selected by Utah Jazz in the first round of the 1984 NBA draft. In his fourth season, he became the team’s starting point guard.
Moreover, he also led the league in assists in his first year leading the Jazz attack. The season 1987–88 season was the first of nine consecutive seasons in which Stockton became the NBA’s assist leader. In addition, John also achieved a single-season record of 1,164 assists on the season 1990–91.
The majority of his assists came on passes to power forward Karl Malone, with whom John famously formed one of the most dynamic pick-and-roll combos in the history of NBA. Standing comparatively shorter than other players at the height of around 6 feet 1 inch, John made up for his lack of height with his tenacious, high-energy play.
Often, his approach was sometimes viewed as dirty by his opponents. Moreover, John was a very energetic on-ball defender. He also twice led the NBA in steals in the season 1988–89 and 1991–92. Incredibly, John never missed the playoffs in his nearly two decades playing for the Utah based team.
However, despite leading the team to a five conference finals appearances and two berths in the NBA finals, John retired in 2003 without winning an NBA championship. However, he did win two Olympic gold medals as a member of the U.S. men’s national basketball team in 1992 and 1996. Furthermore, he collected ten career All-Star Game selections.
Also, he made his way in the first-team All-NBA twice in 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons.
John Stockton: Awards, Nominations
During his two-decade-long basketball career, he has garnered a lot of achievements. He was named NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1993, 6 times All-NBA Second Team, 5 times NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 9 times NBA assists Leader, 2 times NBA steals leader, and is the NBA all-time assists leader. Furthermore, he is the NBA all-time steals leader among others.
Moreover, his no.12 jersey was retired by the Jazz and his college team Gonzaga University. In addition, John played in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and won a gold. Moreover, he also played in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and won another gold medal with the United States National Team.
John Stockton: Net Worth($40 million) Salary, Income
John is an NBA legend. His achievements in the game are truly incredible. Thus, it comes as no surprise that he is worth a whopping $40 million. However, there is no information about his salary. His income source is basketball.
John Stockton: Rumors and Controversies, Scandals
John’s aggressive playing style was often criticized. However, there are no other controversies surrounding John.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Merv Hughes is a tall man with a height of around 6 feet 1 inch. In addition, he weighs around 79 kg. He has blue eyes and his hair color is black.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc
He is not active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.