John Stockton joins Montana St as assistant basketball coach

Former Utah Jazz player John Stockton acknowledges the crowd during a ceremony for former Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan during halftime between the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors at a NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Hall of Famer John Stockton is joining Montana State as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team for the upcoming season.

Among the players the former Utah Jazz point guard will be coaching will be his daughter, Lindsay, who is a senior guard for the Bobcats.

Stockton said in a statement Tuesday that head coach Tricia Binford “took a flier” and asked if he’d be interested in the position.

He says he’s enjoyed watching the team for the past three years and that it will be a fun group to work with.

Binford says Stockton has coached four current players on the team already and is someone the program respects and trusts.

Stockton previously coached his daughter at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Washington.

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