Assisted

An Autobiography
Narrated by: John Stockton
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (127 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 19 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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Critic Reviews

"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)

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Inspiring story from an authentic person.

Living in Utah during the JAZZ glory days, I always thought John was a private person. This really puts into perspective his true character and that of his family. They are truly a great American success story, not because of basketball, but because of the integrity, grit, compassion and family values they lived!

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Wasnt really What I expected

This was an okay book. I was really wanting to get more basketball from it but it doesnt really go into much of that. Instead he talks a lot about the people in his life that have "assisted" him and how that has helped him in his life.

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Great Frank Layden impression

The best part was John’s impersonation of Frank Layden. Great to hear John himself read the book.

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Finally the story behind the man that we all loved to watch as he played the game he loved.

What a unique experience to hear John Stockton’s own story in his own voice. He gives great background into every story that he tells including his history and where his family came from. You can feel what things are most important to this man of great talent and admirable qualities.

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My basketball hero turned life hero!

I started playing basketball as a toddler, maybe even baby. It was among the first sports I watched and I grateful enjoyed watching Stockton and Malone with my dad or friends. He wasn’t just great on the court, I knew that or at least felt that. I loved listening to this book as it explains a bit on why and how John Stockton became who he is, and a gave me insights as why I have been a fan of his. It brought back memories of why he signed a jersey or saw him hit “The shot” and shed some light on lessons or stories my dad shared with me too. Thanks John, Kerry, and Amazon for sharing this!

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Stockton writes good poems

this book is far from a tell-all it's basically the things that Stockton believes coming through

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Eye Opening.

A Brilliant look into the mind of one the greatest point guards of all time. John's perspectives on life, career and faith are truly inspiring. As a life long John Stockton fan it was treat to be able to be in his head as looks back on his career.

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Good book. Die hard jazz fan so I wanted more Utah jazz stories. But good book John.

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John's Stockton is an inspiration

John Stockton is a great person and his life story is full of lessons that can be taught to everyone. A great book to read to see how humility, hard work, can go hand in hand with monetary success.

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Amazing!!

I loved every minute of John Stockton’s narrative of his career and life during his time in the NBA. He is an amazing person, and I hope anyone who loves the game of basketball, or anyone who just loves a good story will take the time to listen from the man himself. You will not regret it!!