SPOKANE, Wash. -- Hall of Fame basketball player and Spokane native John Stockton has written his autobiography.
“Assisted” comes out in October. The title comes for the people who helped assist the all time NBA assist leader throughout his life.
Stockton’s book also details his life story from growing up in the Gonzaga University neighborhood to his all star career with the Utah Jazz.
Kerry Pickett co-wrote the book with Stockton. Pickett was Stockton’s junior high school basketball coach at Saint Aloysius in Spokane.
Pickett was a Gonzaga Law Student when he started coaching Stockton's Parochial School Team. Now 40 years later, they're still such good friends that they teamed up to tell the story of a basketball legend.
It took the duo 3 years of 60 to 80 hour work weeks to complete the book.
"John certain limits of privacy. He didn't want this to be a tell-all. He wanted this to be an honest and frank look at his life and what connections there were between his success and the things that had happened to him along the way," said Pickett.
John will be traveling back to New York City prior to the book's release in the fall to start a limited book tour.
He is also planning book events in Salt Lake City and right here in Spokane.