America has seen many Basketball greats over the years. One such player hailed more specifically amongst the best point guards in NBA history with most number of assists and steals to his credit is John Houston Stockton. This 6ft 1in star point guard played for the ‘Utah Jazz’ throughout his professional career that spanned a considerable 19 years! Now, 56 years old, John coaches women basketball players at the Montana State University since 2015. To know more about John Stockton’s net worth in 2019, keep reading this article.
Born on the 26th of March, 1962 in Spokane, Washington to parents Jack Stockton and Clementine Frei, John Stockton had sports literally in his veins, as he was the third generation in his family to be a sportsman. By the time he had to choose a college for further studies, his basketball fame had reached such heights that he was bombarded with offers from reputed colleges, like the University of Idaho and the University of Montana. He settled for Gonzaga University following in his grandfather’s footsteps who had been a star player for the football team of the same university. While playing for the ‘Gonzaga Bulldogs’, John recorded viable basketball credentials with a per game average of 20.9 points. He also was the leading player in the West Coast Athletic Conference in 1984. His college basketball glory got him selected in the NBA Draft of 1984 and his official basketball career began with the ‘Utah Jazz’.
John Stockton lives with his wife Nada Stepovich (daughter of the former territorial governor of Alaska), daughters Lindsay and Laura and sons Michael, Samuel, Houston and David in Spokane, Washington.
Despite his exceptional basketball talent, John Stockton was a relative nobody when he joined ‘Utah Jazz’, a perception that he soon changed and went on to make various record in his 19 years long career. NBA’s most career assists record belongs to John ever since he broke it in 1995 and he is still leading by a considerable margin of 3,000. In his professional basketball career he registered a per game average of 13.1 points and 10.5 assists.
John Stockton has maintained a strong friendship with fellow basketball player, Karl Malone ever since he met him for the first time during the 1984 U.S. Olympic team tryouts and together the duo have registered a number of records for the ‘Jazz’. John’s most assists record couldn’t have been possible if it were not for Karl.
With an astounding 19,711 career points to his credit, John Stockton is ranked 41 on the all-time NBA scoring list. Known for his serious and dedicated outlook towards the game, he left the world shocked when he announced his retirement in 2003 to spend some time with his family. Apart from this, he is celebrated for his unwavering loyalty towards his team, which he never left even when faced with much high-paying offers.
Awards & Achievement
John Stockton’s basketball career was full of considerable achievements, some of which include:
· Hailed as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. (1996)
· Made it to the All-NBA First, Second and Third teams a record two, six and 3 times, respectively.
· Part of the 1992 and 1996 US Olympic team.
· NBA All-Star for a record 10 times.
· Given a place in the College Basketball Hall of Fame (2017).
· He is also given a place in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2009).
Net Worth of John Stockton
The total estimated net worth of John Stockton is a considerable $50 million, thanks to his incredible basketball talent both on and off the court.
John Stockton’s awe-inspiring basketball career will forever remain etched in the hearts of millions of basketball lover from across the world. We wish him all the very best for his life ahead!