As of 2021, which player has the most assists in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA)?
John Stockton (b. March 26, 1962, age 59 in 2021, is the all-time assists leader of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He obtained a total of 15,806 assists during his professional career. He is an American former professional NBA player. Today, Stockton is regarded as one of the greatest point guards and passers of all time; he spent his entire NBA career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz. His team made the NBA playoffs in each of his 19 seasons.
Stockton is a ten-time NBA All-Star and a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2009 for his individual career, and 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States Olympic basketball team). In 1996, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. His playing career lasted from 1984–2003.
John Stockton was born in Spokane, Washington, and he attended grade school at St. Aloysius. He went to high school at Gonzaga Prep and graduated in 1980, after breaking the city record for points scored in a single basketball season. His higher education includes attending Gonzaga University (1980–1984). He was drafted in the NBA draft in 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall by the Utah Jazz.
Since retiring in 2003, Stockton has stayed quieter than other great NBA legends. He has written a book, spent time coaching youth sports, and has worked on a few business opportunities. In 2015, he joined the coaching staff for Montana State University women's basketball, his daughter was playing the sport.