/John Stockton's father passes away in Washington state

John Stockton's father passes away in Washington state


AP

1:47 p.m. ET May 30, 2017

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.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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