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NBA Individual Regular Season Records for Assists

Most seasons leading league, assists

9 John Stockton
8 Bob Cousy
6 Steve Nash
6 Oscar Robertson

Most seasons leading league, assists per game

9 John Stockton
8 Bob Cousy
7 Oscar Robertson

Most consecutive seasons leading league, assists

9 John Stockton 1987-88—1995-96
8 Bob Cousy 1952-53—1959-60
3 Oscar Robertson 1963-64—1965-66
3 Steve Nash 2004-05—2006-07
3 Steve Nash 2009-10—2011-12

Most consecutive seasons leading league, assists per game

9 John Stockton 1987-88—1995-96
8 Bob Cousy 1952-53—1959-60
3 Andy Phillip 1949-50—1951-52
3 Oscar Robertson 1963-64—1965-66
3 Jason Kidd 1998-99—2000-01
3 Steve Nash 2004-05—2006-07

Most assists, career

15806 John Stockton
12091 Jason Kidd
10334 Mark Jackson

Highest average, assists per game, career

11.19 Magic Johnson
10.51 John Stockton
9.82 Chris Paul

Most assists, season

1164 John Stockton 1990-91
1134 John Stockton 1989-90
1128 John Stockton 1987-88

Highest average, assists per game, season

14.54 John Stockton 1989-90
14.20 John Stockton 1990-91
13.86 Isiah Thomas 1984-85

Most assists, rookie, season

868 Mark Jackson 1987-88
690 Oscar Robertson 1960-61
689 Tim Hardaway 1989-90

Highest average, assists per game, rookie, season

10.59 Mark Jackson 1987-88
9.72 Oscar Robertson 1960-61
9.33 Damon Stoudamire 1995-96

Most assists, game

30 Scott Skiles Dec 30, 1990
29 Kevin Porter Feb 24, 1978
28 Bob Cousy Feb 27, 1959
28 Guy Rodgers Mar 14, 1963
28 John Stockton Jan 15, 1991

Most assists, rookie, game

25 Ernie DiGregorio Jan 1, 1974
25 Nate McMillan Feb 23, 1987
24 Ramon Sessions Apr 14, 2008

Most assists, one half

19 Bob Cousy Feb 27, 1959
18 Magic Johnson Feb 21, 1984 1st Half
17 Nate McMillan Feb 23, 1987 2nd Half

Most assists, one quarter

14 John Lucas Apr 15, 1984 2nd Qtr.
14 Steve Blake Feb 22, 2009 1st Qtr.
12 Bob Cousy Feb 27, 1959
12 John Lucas Oct 27, 1977 3rd Qtr.
12 John Lucas Nov 17, 1978 1st Qtr.
12 Magic Johnson Feb 21, 1984 1st Qtr.
12 Mark Jackson Jan 20, 1997
12 Avery Johnson Dec 10, 1997
12 Steve Nash Jan 6, 2006 1st Qtr.