Assisted: An Autobiography

Assisted: An Autobiography

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by John Stockton, Kerry L Pickett
     
 

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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

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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.

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"Nobody thought that he was going to be this good. Nobody. But the thing was, nobody measured his heart."—Coach Frank Layden

"An unlikely icon whose small-town values let him take on NBA stardom on his terms."—John Blanchette, The Spokesman-Review

"If you thought you knew the Hall of Fame basketball player, the answer is yes and no."—Brad Rock, Columnist, Deseret News

"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

Coach Frank Layden

"Nobody thought that he was going to be this good. Nobody. But the thing was, nobody measured his heart."
The Spokesman-Review - John Blanchette

"An unlikely icon whose small-town values let him take on NBA stardom on his terms."
Deseret News - Brad Rock

"If you thought you knew the Hall of Fame basketball player, the answer is yes and no."—Brad Rock, Columnist, Deseret News
Salt Lake Tribune - Steve Luhm

"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

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ISBN-13:
9781629730141
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
10/15/2013
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314,653
File size:
15 MB
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"I was honored and beyond nervous as I stepped to the induction podium at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in September of 2009. Any previous excitement had long since evaporated as the weight of the task at hand bore down heavily in the minutes leading to my acceptance speech.

Seven months prior I was notified that I was a finalist for induction in February during the 2009 NBA All-Star weekend. It was the first time since my retirement that I had even thought about the honor. Selection for induction was nothing I had shopped for and wasn't a goal of mine, but I had heard the label "Future Hall of Famer" applied to me enough on the heels of our second Olympic gold in 1996 that I wasn't completely shocked to be under consideration."

Meet the Author

John Stockton became a member of the NBA Hall of Fame in 2009. He and his wife live in Spokane, Washington.

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rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
5 STARS 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
ljg82 More than 1 year ago
I hail from Spokane as does John Stockton, so I may have enjoyed the book more than some. Being a mom of two sons who were much into sports growing up, I bought this for my 38 yr old son for his b-day. I must admit I read it before giving it to him ! My daughter in law graduated from Gonzaga Univ, as did Stockton, so I believe they will both enjoy this read. Stockton is a good read as he writes very well and personably. He's a family man and you get a nice read of his upbringing in north Spokane WA. If you're into family and basketball you'll enjoy. I do recommend.
gramalove More than 1 year ago
Humorous, entertaining and candid.  Loved it.  Quick read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago