Dec 10 2011; Spokane, WA, USA; NBA hall of fame player John Stockton looks on during a game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Gonzaga Bullsdogs at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

John Stockton Should Be Hired As An Assistant Now

Hornacek gone, Malone hired within two days of each other.  Who will take Hornacek’s spot though and who could have a huge impact on the game from the bench?  That guy is John Stockton.  I’m sure the Millers are always in contact with John and waiting for the moment John wants to step back in to the NBA.

The main reason John hasn’t had anything to do with the NBA since his retirement in 2003 is his family.  He wanted to spend time with his family and watch his kids grow up.  He’s watched his sons play football and basketball at the collegiate level and has resides in Spokane Washington.  Nobody for their size played as well as John Stockton.  He was tough, smart and knew how to play the game better than anyone I have ever seen.

No that Hornacek has left, a coaching position has opened up on the Utah Jazz bench.  Malone came back and I think it’s time John took a lot harder look at doing the same thing.  Stockton and Malone coaching Hayward, Favors, Kanter and Burks would be a surreal environment.  Nobody knew how to play the game as a team better than those two players and what they could do as a coaching staff I’m sure would be unbelievable as well.

John Stockton, along with Karl Malone, has had one of the biggest impacts on a community than almost anyone else that I know of.  Utah would love to have Stockton back and helping an organization that the community revolves around.  I hope that Jazz management call John before anybody else and give him the job on the spot if he’ll take it.  Now is the time to act and bring back a Hall of Fame duo.

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