John Stockton’s Father Passes Away in Washington State
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The father of Hall of Famer John Stockton has died. He was 89.
John H. "Jack" Stockton died Saturday in Spokane.
Jack Stockton was the co-founder of Jack and Dan's tavern, which has received national attention in recent years as a gathering place for fans of Gonzaga basketball. He sold his share of the bar, located across the street from the Gonzaga campus, in 2006.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the bar was also a gathering place for Utah Jazz fans during John Stockton's playing days.
The Jazz tweeted condolences to Stockton's family. "Jack was a valued member of the Jazz family and his loss will be felt by many," the team posted on its official account.