ICYMI: The Week on Front Row PLUS HOF guard John Stockton on Gonzaga hoops then and now

Imagine John Stockton entering the Basketball Hall Of Fame as a Cleveland Cavalier.

Given that Stockton played 19 NBA seasons exclusively with the Utah Jazz, picturing the 2009 HOF inductee in any other pro uniform is difficult. But when Stockton was a point guard prospect coming out of Gonzaga University in 1984, one of the NBA coaches most interested in drafting him was George Karl – then coach of the Cavaliers and now an ESPN analyst.

That’s one of the interesting tidbits Stockton reveals in his autobiography “Assisted,” which he promoted during a recent ESPN Car Wash. In the video above, Stockton talks about the prospect of playing for Karl and the growth of Gonzaga basketball since his 1980s heyday. The No. 19 Zags (7-1), featuring John’s son David Stockton, play host to New Mexico State tonight (11 p.m. ET, ESPNU and WatchESPN). Tuesday, they visit West Virginia (9 p.m., ESPN2 and WatchESPN).

By Sheldon Spencer
Video produced by Josh Lander

ICYMI: Highlights from the past week on Front Row

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• Enjoy an array of photos from the ESPN Images’ Images of the Week

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