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
By Michael, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I like reading autobiographies especially about people that I really don't know much about, or were never revealing. That's why this book is great and lives up to it's title. Not only is he a hall of fame point guard, but he did it the right way, making others around him better. Great book to thank all those that helped him become the man he is, and it's a message that is so needed today. Kids and adults would be wise to remember - work hard, be humble, make family a priority and make those around you better! BTW...loved the tidbits of why John chose Isaiah Thomas to intro him into the hall, the Dream Team memories & forward by Karl Malone!
By rhonda, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I found myself reading and enjoying to get to know more about the player John Stockton. It also brought lots of memories to my mind.
Like the shot that sent them to the finals. Had to wear purple that week. How when I used to watch the Jazz games my little girl loved it when they announced Stockton to Malone.
This is a easy to follow book. I did not want to put it down. I liked how hard he worked and the values that John Stockton has. It shows some good insights in life lessons.
This is a book for sports fans, for inspiring people of all ages to go for your dreams with hard work. For the young and old. For men and woman to enjoy. I think a broad range of people will enjoy John's story.
As a fan of Jazz basketball thank you for your hard work. We are glad you played in Utah for so long. You represented the Jazz and USA Dream teams well.
I admit to stop watching the Jazz after you than Karl left. It was not as much fun without you.
I liked getting to know your family better and how important they are to you. Thanks for letting us see your journey and meeting your friends.
I liked the background of how much it meant to be on the Olympics team meant for you. I find it hard to believe that no one recognized you in Spain. Especially wearing a t-shirt with your picture on it.
It was fun to see the pictures. Hear the stories and see how technology is changing the game. Too see how much you love the game and how it was always watching and learning to be better.
I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing and asked in return to give honest review of it.
Pub Date Oct. 29, 2013 Shadow Mountain Publishing 400 pages ISBN:9781609075705
By Norm, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book is a awesome. John Stockton is the most humble NBA player of all time. All he talks about in this book are the people who helped him be great. I loved this book, and I want my sons to be like John Stockton!