John Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire professional playing career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the NBA, from 1984 to 2003. Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time, he holds the NBA records for most career assists and steals. He is a 10 time NBA All-Star.
He played college basketball for Gonzaga University, in his senior year he averaged 20.9 points per game and led the West Coast Athletic Conference in scoring, assists, and steals.
In June, Stockton was drafted 16th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1984 NBA draft.
He averaged a career double and holds the record for most career assists and steals by a considerable margin, He was part on an All-NBA team 11 times and was the co-MVP in the NBA All-Star game in 1993.
His number 12 jersey was retired by the Jazz during a game on November 22, 2004, He also won gold medals with Team USA at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
Along with his teammate Karl Malone, Stockton is considered one of the best players who never won an NBA championship.