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February 4, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Utah Jazz guard John Stockton is as cold as a Utah winter night when he's on the court. While his teammates preen and pose after making good plays, Stockton's dour expression rarely changes. But Stockton lost his composure after making two shots in the final 16 seconds of a come-from-behind victory over the Miami Heat last month.
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April 9, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin
Steve Nash wasn't exactly jumping up and down after moving up third on the NBA's all-time assists list during Tuesday's 145-130 loss to Houston. "It was a relief, to be honest," said Nash, a two-time league MVP. "I kind of just wanted to get it out of the way because I didn't want it hanging over my head or my teammates' heads, so it was nice to get it done. " It happened on a pass to Jodie Meeks for a dunk with 2 minutes 13 seconds left in the first half. Nash entered the game with 10,330 career assists, just four behind Mark Jackson's 10,334.  His pass to Meeks moved Nash to 10,335, now behind only John Stockton's 15,806 and Jason Kidd's 12,091.
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March 2, 2002 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack and Dan's tavern sits a few blocks from the Gonzaga campus, the sort of place where Dan Dickau's parents stop for a sandwich when they're in town and college kids gather to watch their Zags. It is most remarkable in what it doesn't announce. "You walk in and you have no idea John Stockton's dad owns the place," said Dickau, the Gonzaga point guard. "I think there's maybe two Utah Jazz pennants up. I think there's maybe one neon Utah Jazz sign, then a portrait of John and Karl Malone.
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April 8, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Steve Nash will play Tuesday against Houston even though his back might flare up any moment and the Lakers have been eliminated from playoff contention for almost four weeks. He thinks he knows why. Nash is only five assists shy of taking over third place on the NBA's all-time list. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni is aware of it too. "I think Mike really wants me to get this assist thing out of the way, which now I'd really like to get out the way too, frankly, because it's kind of out there in the air and everyone's kind of talking about it in L.A.," Nash said Tuesday.
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November 20, 2002
Mark Jackson moved into third place on the all-time NBA assist list Tuesday against Phoenix, passing Oscar Robertson. Jackson trails only Magic Johnson and Utah Jazz teammate John Stockton. A look (* active): John Stockton *...15,335 Magic Johnson...10,141 Mark Jackson *...9,890 Oscar Robertson...9,887 Isiah Thomas...9,061 Rod Strickland *...7,537 Maurice Cheeks...7,392 Lenny Wilkens...7,211
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March 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Jordan says he has settled his differences with USA Basketball and definitely will play in this summer's Olympic Games in Barcelona. The potential participation of Jordan, Patrick Ewing and John Stockton in the Games had been in doubt because of a dispute involving the players, their agent--ProServ of Arlington, Va.--Nike and NBA Properties.
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February 21, 1996 | Associated Press
John Stockton broke Maurice Cheeks' NBA career record for steals Tuesday. The Utah guard reached steal No. 2,311 when he snatched the ball from Boston's Eric Williams with 8:21 left in the Jazz's 112-98 victory over the Celtics. Stockton's play came after Boston's Rick Fox had passed to Williams on the baseline. Stockton slapped the ball loose, resulting in a three-point basket by Chris Morris and a 100-72 lead.
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September 26, 1990 | Associated Press
Utah Jazz officials, mindful of soaring NBA salaries, have "redone" the multimillion-dollar contracts of power forward Karl Malone and guard John Stockton, team owner Larry Miller said Tuesday. Neither Malone nor Stockton had sought to renegotiate their contracts, Miller said at a news conference. "Our general assumption was, we're talking about two premier players in the league and we want to treat them that way," he said.
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August 1, 1992
I would like to thank John Stockton for helping me get off the fence regarding the propriety of pro basketball stars competing in the Olympics. Stockton's quote, "The Olympic spirit to me is to go out and beat the other teams in the world, not live with them," was probably music to the ears of all those "patriots" who believe that gold medals and lopsided victories somehow make America superior to the rest of the world. For those of us who view the Olympics as a celebration of youthful competition and take heart from the fact that for two weeks every four years representatives from countries around the world create an international community that symbolizes this planet's only real hope for survival, Stockton and his Dream Team mates' refusal to rub shoulders and break bread with the rest of the world's finest athletes typifies the elitist and disrespectful attitude that has perpetuated the stereotype of the "ugly American."
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June 1, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
* About the Jazz: John Stockton and Jeff Hornacek are a terrific backcourt tandem. They just aren't big. This is a problem when you're playing the Bulls, because the size of Michael Jordan and Ron Harper creates problems. The counter is the precision of the entire Jazz squad--46% from the field is a good showing for the playoffs, especially when Karl Malone, of all people, is the one keeping the average down because of a string of missed easy shots. That won't continue, will it?
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April 8, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
On Tuesday night, Steve Nash overcame Mark Jackson on the NBA's all-time assist list, dishing a pass to Jodie Meeks for a dunk with 2 minutes 13 seconds left in the first half as the Lakers battled the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. Nash entered the game with 10,330 career assists, just four behind Jackson's 10,334.  His pass to Meeks moved Nash to 10,335. John Stockton tops the list at 15,806, and Jason Kidd is second with 12,091. The Staples Center crowd gave Nash a standing ovation as his accomplishment was trumpeted by public-address announcer Lawrence Tanter.
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June 3, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
In a move that some Lakers fans probably hope prompts their aging point guard to re-examine his own future, Jason Kidd announced his retirement Monday after a likely Hall of Fame career that spanned 19 seasons. Kidd, who turned 40 in March, ranks second all-time with 12,091 assists, trailing only John Stockton (15,806). He had two more years remaining on the three-year, $9.3-million contract he signed with the New York Knicks last summer. "My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years," Kidd said in a statement released by the Knicks.
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February 10, 2011 | Mark Heisler
Jerry Sloan never got an NBA title, or was named most valuable player or selected as coach of the year. All he ever won was all the respect and admiration the NBA had to give in 37 years of rock-solid devotion, the last 23 in Utah as the longest-serving coach in the four major U.S. professional leagues ? FOR THE RECORD: NBA Coach Jerry Sloan: In the Feb. 11 Sports section, a quotation displayed with an article about Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan's resignation was mistakenly attributed to Sloan.
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November 26, 2009
Jason Kidd moved into second place on the NBA's career assists list, Jason Terry scored 27 points and the Dallas Mavericks shot 65.5% in a 130-99 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Kidd delivered seven assists to reach 10,337 in his career. He came in needing five to pass Mark Jackson's career total (10,334), and now trails only John Stockton (15,806). Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 and Tim Thomas had a season-high 23 for the Mavericks, who made nine of 17 shots from three-point range.
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April 7, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
Four of the five members elected Monday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame were thrilled. The exception was the one among the nominees who knew for years this day for certain was coming: Michael Jordan. "Look," Jordan somberly said, "this is not fun for me. I don't like being up here for the Hall of Fame, because at that time your career is completely over, is the way I look at it. I was hoping this day is 20 more years, or actually when I'm dead and gone. . . .
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January 13, 2008 | Mark Heisler
QUOTAGE -- GOOD ADVICE Kobe Bryant, above, to the Philadelphia Daily News on advising his friend Andre Iguodala, who turned down the 76ers' $11.4 million-a-year extension offer: "It's a business and like any other business, you can believe that your value can be greater. . . . But you can't take it as something personal or let it distract you from working hard every single day. You have to come out and perform." GOOD ADVICE II Milwaukee assistant coach Brian James, on Bryant's impact on Michael Redd on the U.S. team: "He came back working harder, more aggressive and confident.
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March 6, 2005
For eons we have been avid basketball fans, but we have virtually stopped watching NBA games ("Making the Extra Pass," by David Wharton, Feb. 13). I loved watching during the era of Vinnie Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone and even Dennis Rodman--but mostly when John Stockton, Kurt Rambis, Larry Bird and Robert Parish played. I like young Luke Walton, but don't get to see him play much. Reggie Miller played as if his life depended on it. More should have that "play" ethic.
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March 3, 2005
*--* John Stockton 15,806 Mark Jackson 10,334 Magic Johnson 10,141 Oscar Robertson 9,887 Isiah Thomas 9,061 * Gary Payton 8,367 Rod Strickland 7,987 Maurice Cheeks 7,392 Lenny Wilkens 7,211 Terry Porter 7,160 *--* *--* * Jason Kidd 7,074 Tim Hardaway 7,071 Bob Cousy 6,955 Guy Rodgers 6,917 Muggsy Bogues 6,726 Kevin Johnson 6,711 Derek Harper 6,577 Nate Archibald 6,476 John Lucas 6,454 Reggie Theus 6,453 *--*
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