NBA & ABA Progressive Leaders and Records for Assists

Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

Table
  Year-by-Year AST   Active AST   Career AST   Single Season AST
1946-47Ernie Calverley 202   Ernie Calverley 202   Ernie Calverley 202   Ernie Calverley 202
1947-48Howie Dallmar 120   Ernie Calverley 321   Ernie Calverley 321   Ernie Calverley 202
1948-49Bob Davies* 321   Ernie Calverley 572   Ernie Calverley 572   Bob Davies* 321
1949-50Dick McGuire* 386   Andy Phillip* 770   Andy Phillip* 770   Dick McGuire* 386
1950-51Andy Phillip* 414   Andy Phillip* 1184   Andy Phillip* 1184   Andy Phillip* 414
1951-52Andy Phillip* 539   Andy Phillip* 1723   Andy Phillip* 1723   Andy Phillip* 539
1952-53Bob Cousy* 547   Andy Phillip* 2120   Andy Phillip* 2120   Bob Cousy* 547
1953-54Bob Cousy* 518   Andy Phillip* 2569   Andy Phillip* 2569   Bob Cousy* 547
1954-55Bob Cousy* 557   Andy Phillip* 3060   Andy Phillip* 3060   Bob Cousy* 557
1955-56Bob Cousy* 642   Andy Phillip* 3470   Andy Phillip* 3470   Bob Cousy* 642
1956-57Bob Cousy* 478   Andy Phillip* 3638   Andy Phillip* 3638   Bob Cousy* 642
1957-58Bob Cousy* 463   Bob Cousy* 3987   Bob Cousy* 3987   Bob Cousy* 642
1958-59Bob Cousy* 557   Bob Cousy* 4544   Bob Cousy* 4544   Bob Cousy* 642
1959-60Bob Cousy* 715   Bob Cousy* 5259   Bob Cousy* 5259   Bob Cousy* 715
1960-61Oscar Robertson* 690   Bob Cousy* 5846   Bob Cousy* 5846   Bob Cousy* 715
1961-62Oscar Robertson* 899   Bob Cousy* 6430   Bob Cousy* 6430   Oscar Robertson* 899
1962-63Guy Rodgers* 825   Bob Cousy* 6945   Bob Cousy* 6945   Oscar Robertson* 899
1963-64Oscar Robertson* 868   Guy Rodgers* 3444   Bob Cousy* 6945   Oscar Robertson* 899
1964-65Oscar Robertson* 861   Oscar Robertson* 4076   Bob Cousy* 6945   Oscar Robertson* 899
1965-66Oscar Robertson* 847   Oscar Robertson* 4923   Bob Cousy* 6945   Oscar Robertson* 899
1966-67Guy Rodgers* 908   Oscar Robertson* 5768   Bob Cousy* 6945   Guy Rodgers* 908
1967-68Wilt Chamberlain* 702   Oscar Robertson* 6401   Bob Cousy* 6945   Guy Rodgers* 908
1968-69Oscar Robertson* 772   Oscar Robertson* 7173   Oscar Robertson* 7173   Guy Rodgers* 908
1969-70Lenny Wilkens* 683   Oscar Robertson* 7731   Oscar Robertson* 7731   Guy Rodgers* 908
1970-71Norm Van Lier 832   Oscar Robertson* 8399   Oscar Robertson* 8399   Guy Rodgers* 908
1971-72Lenny Wilkens* 766   Oscar Robertson* 8890   Oscar Robertson* 8890   Guy Rodgers* 908
1972-73Tiny Archibald* 910   Oscar Robertson* 9441   Oscar Robertson* 9441   Tiny Archibald* 910
1973-74Ernie DiGregorio 663   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Tiny Archibald* 910
1974-75Kevin Porter 650   Lenny Wilkens* 7211   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Tiny Archibald* 910
1975-76Slick Watts 661   John Havlicek* 5386   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Tiny Archibald* 910
1976-77Don Buse 685   John Havlicek* 5786   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Tiny Archibald* 910
1977-78Kevin Porter 837   John Havlicek* 6114   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Tiny Archibald* 910
1978-79Kevin Porter 1099   Norm Van Lier 5217   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Kevin Porter 1099
1979-80Micheal Ray Richardson 832   Walt Frazier* 5040   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Kevin Porter 1099
1980-81Kevin Porter 734   Tiny Archibald* 5366   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Kevin Porter 1099
1981-82Johnny Moore 762   Tiny Archibald* 5907   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Kevin Porter 1099
1982-83Magic Johnson* 829   Tiny Archibald* 6316   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Kevin Porter 1099
1983-84Isiah Thomas*
Norm Nixon
914   Tiny Archibald* 6476   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Kevin Porter 1099
1984-85Isiah Thomas* 1123   Norm Nixon 5471   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Isiah Thomas* 1123
1985-86Magic Johnson* 907   Norm Nixon 6047   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Isiah Thomas* 1123
1986-87Magic Johnson* 977   Magic Johnson* 6179   Oscar Robertson* 9887   Isiah Thomas* 1123
1987-88John Stockton* 1128   Magic Johnson* 7037   Oscar Robertson* 9887   John Stockton* 1128
1988-89John Stockton* 1118   Magic Johnson* 8025   Oscar Robertson* 9887   John Stockton* 1128
1989-90John Stockton* 1134   Magic Johnson* 8932   Oscar Robertson* 9887   John Stockton* 1134
1990-91John Stockton* 1164   Magic Johnson* 9921   Magic Johnson* 9921   John Stockton* 1164
1991-92John Stockton* 1126   Isiah Thomas* 7991   Magic Johnson* 9921   John Stockton* 1164
1992-93John Stockton* 987   Isiah Thomas* 8662   Magic Johnson* 9921   John Stockton* 1164
1993-94John Stockton* 1031   John Stockton* 9383   Magic Johnson* 9921   John Stockton* 1164
1994-95John Stockton* 1011   John Stockton* 10394   John Stockton* 10394   John Stockton* 1164
1995-96John Stockton* 916   John Stockton* 11310   John Stockton* 11310   John Stockton* 1164
1996-97Mark Jackson 935   John Stockton* 12170   John Stockton* 12170   John Stockton* 1164
1997-98Rod Strickland 801   John Stockton* 12713   John Stockton* 12713   John Stockton* 1164
1998-99Jason Kidd 539   John Stockton* 13087   John Stockton* 13087   John Stockton* 1164
1999-00Gary Payton* 732   John Stockton* 13790   John Stockton* 13790   John Stockton* 1164
2000-01Jason Kidd 753   John Stockton* 14503   John Stockton* 14503   John Stockton* 1164
2001-02Andre Miller 882   John Stockton* 15177   John Stockton* 15177   John Stockton* 1164
2002-03Jason Kidd 711   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2003-04Stephon Marbury 719   Mark Jackson 10334   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2004-05Steve Nash 861   Gary Payton* 8508   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2005-06Steve Nash 826   Gary Payton* 8765   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2006-07Steve Nash 884   Gary Payton* 8966   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2007-08Chris Paul 925   Jason Kidd 9497   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2008-09Chris Paul 861   Jason Kidd 10199   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2009-10Steve Nash 892   Jason Kidd 10923   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2010-11Steve Nash 855   Jason Kidd 11578   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2011-12Steve Nash 664   Jason Kidd 11842   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2012-13Greivis Vasquez 704   Jason Kidd 12091   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2013-14John Wall 721   Steve Nash 10335   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2014-15Chris Paul 838   Andre Miller 8437   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
2015-16Rajon Rondo 839   Andre Miller 8524   John Stockton* 15806   John Stockton* 1164
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