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Old 11-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #18
Xiao Yao You
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John Stocktonís new autobiography "Assisted" discusses a shift in team culture, a negative undercurrent in the Jazz locker room his last year in the league.

The book doesnít name names, but a prominent thought has been that there were some issues with backup point guard Mark Jackson. In a 2003 Sports Illustrated story, Ian Thomsen reported, citing anonymous sources, "that over a period of weeks, [Jackson] succeeded in turning several teammates against Stockton by repeatedly remarking that those players would be better off if Jackson were the Jazzís floor leader."

Asked Wednesday night if there were problems in the locker room that year, Jackson, now the coach of the Warriors, simply said, "No."

He called Stockton an all-time great and a winner.

I liked him the year he was with the Jazz but they were certainly better with John.
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