Stockton coached his daughter Lindsay, along with Hannah Caudill, at Gonzaga Prep, and they now play for Montana State. In addition, he coached with the Sandpipers AAU team out of Spokane that also included current Bobcats Delany Junkermier and Lexi Dawkins.
"Coach Binford called and took a flier asking if I'd be interested, " Stockton said in a statement "I'm excited about the prospect of working with the kids. I've enjoyed watching the team over the past three years. I had a chance to be around them and develop relationships during their trip to the Bahamas this spring. It will be a fun group to work with."
Jazz coach Quin Snyder says he's happy for one of the greatest players in NBA history.
"He can be an assistant coach wherever he wants, " Snyder said of Stockton. "He probably could be a head coach wherever he wants. It sounds like this is something he's excited to do get a chance to be close to your family and add value, and I'm excited for him."
Jazz president Randy Rigby said, "John played like a coach on the court, and he'll provide tremendous support at Montana State as a mentor and assistant coach. It's a great fit for his family and love of basketball."
Binford said she and Stockton are still working on logistics for on-court practices and game days. The former Jazz star retired to his hometown of Spokane, Wash., and still lives there.