NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Assists

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

Table
Season Lg Player AST Tm
2015-16 NBA Rajon Rondo 839 SAC
2014-15 NBA Chris Paul 838 LAC
2013-14 NBA John Wall 721 WAS
2012-13 NBA Greivis Vasquez 704 NOH
2011-12 NBA Steve Nash 664 PHO
2010-11 NBA Steve Nash 855 PHO
2009-10 NBA Steve Nash 892 PHO
2008-09 NBA Chris Paul 861 NOH
2007-08 NBA Chris Paul 925 NOH
2006-07 NBA Steve Nash 884 PHO
2005-06 NBA Steve Nash 826 PHO
2004-05 NBA Steve Nash 861 PHO
2003-04 NBA Stephon Marbury 719 TOT
2002-03 NBA Jason Kidd 711 NJN
2001-02 NBA Andre Miller 882 CLE
2000-01 NBA Jason Kidd 753 PHO
1999-00 NBA Gary Payton* 732 SEA
1998-99 NBA Jason Kidd 539 PHO
1997-98 NBA Rod Strickland 801 WAS
1996-97 NBA Mark Jackson 935 TOT
1995-96 NBA John Stockton* 916 UTA
1994-95 NBA John Stockton* 1011 UTA
1993-94 NBA John Stockton* 1031 UTA
1992-93 NBA John Stockton* 987 UTA
1991-92 NBA John Stockton* 1126 UTA
1990-91 NBA John Stockton* 1164 UTA
1989-90 NBA John Stockton* 1134 UTA
1988-89 NBA John Stockton* 1118 UTA
1987-88 NBA John Stockton* 1128 UTA
1986-87 NBA Magic Johnson* 977 LAL
1985-86 NBA Magic Johnson* 907 LAL
1984-85 NBA Isiah Thomas* 1123 DET
1983-84 NBA Norm Nixon 914 SDC
    Isiah Thomas* 914 DET
1982-83 NBA Magic Johnson* 829 LAL
1981-82 NBA Johnny Moore 762 SAS
1980-81 NBA Kevin Porter 734 WSB
1979-80 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 832 NYK
1978-79 NBA Kevin Porter 1099 DET
1977-78 NBA Kevin Porter 837 TOT
1976-77 NBA Don Buse 685 IND
1975-76 NBA Slick Watts 661 SEA
  ABA Don Buse 689 INA
1974-75 NBA Kevin Porter 650 WSB
  ABA Chuck Williams 576 MMS
1973-74 NBA Ernie DiGregorio 663 BUF
  ABA Al Smith 619 DNR
1972-73 NBA Tiny Archibald* 910 KCO
  ABA Chuck Williams 582 SDA
1971-72 NBA Lenny Wilkens* 766 SEA
  ABA Bill Melchionni 669 NYA
1970-71 NBA Norm Van Lier 832 CIN
  ABA Bill Melchionni 672 NYA
1969-70 NBA Lenny Wilkens* 683 SEA
  ABA Larry Brown* 580 WSA
1968-69 NBA Oscar Robertson* 772 CIN
  ABA Larry Brown* 544 OAK
1967-68 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 702 PHI
  ABA Larry Brown* 506 NOB
1966-67 NBA Guy Rodgers* 908 CHI
1965-66 NBA Oscar Robertson* 847 CIN
1964-65 NBA Oscar Robertson* 861 CIN
1963-64 NBA Oscar Robertson* 868 CIN
1962-63 NBA Guy Rodgers* 825 SFW
1961-62 NBA Oscar Robertson* 899 CIN
1960-61 NBA Oscar Robertson* 690 CIN
1959-60 NBA Bob Cousy* 715 BOS
1958-59 NBA Bob Cousy* 557 BOS
1957-58 NBA Bob Cousy* 463 BOS
1956-57 NBA Bob Cousy* 478 BOS
1955-56 NBA Bob Cousy* 642 BOS
1954-55 NBA Bob Cousy* 557 BOS
1953-54 NBA Bob Cousy* 518 BOS
1952-53 NBA Bob Cousy* 547 BOS
1951-52 NBA Andy Phillip* 539 PHW
1950-51 NBA Andy Phillip* 414 PHW
1949-50 NBA Dick McGuire* 386 NYK
1948-49 BAA Bob Davies* 321 ROC
1947-48 BAA Howie Dallmar 120 PHW
1946-47 BAA Ernie Calverley 202 PRO