Mark Jackson on John Stockton: 'Good to very good shooter. Not a great shooter.'
Published: January 6, 2014 06:49PM
Updated: January 11, 2014 07:06PM
Last year, Warriors coach (and former Jazz guard) Mark Jackson made the claim that Steph Curry and Klay Thompson made up the "best-shooting backcourt tandem in the history of the game. And it's not even close."
Over at NBA.com, David Aldridge looked at some comparisons recently — including how John Stockton and Jeff Hornacek stacked up to the so-called Splash Brothers. There's some good stuff in Aldridge's piece from Hornacek, but it's Jackson's response that will probably make most Jazz fans pay attention.
"Hornacek -- great shooter. John Stockton -- good to very good shooter. Not a great shooter. Don't get me wrong. He was an all-time great player. But John Stockton would not be considered a great shooter," Jackson was quoted as saying.
For his career, Stockton shot 51.5 percent from the floor and 38.4 percent from 3. During Hornacek's 14-year career, he shot 49.6 percent overall and 40.3 from downtown. Curry is a career 46 percent shooter (44 percent from 3) and Thompson has shot 43.6 percent overall, and 40.9 percent from beyond the arc, in his two and a half seasons.
— Aaron Falk