San Antonio Spurs: Top 5 assists per game leaders in franchise history

By Rob Wolkenbrod
BOSTON - 1981: Johnny Moore
BOSTON - 1981: Johnny Moore /

The San Antonio Spurs’ top point guards date back to the 1970’s. Who racked up the most assists per game in franchise history?

The San Antonio Spurs, over the past 40 years, have held some of the NBA’s best point guards. Most weren’t elite, but provided consistent production that contributed toward winning teams.

These point guards racked up lofty assist totals that made their way into the franchise’s history. They were among the league’s best in this statistic. Who are the all-time leaders in assists per game in franchise history, however?

Johnny Dawkins sits at No. 5. He played three seasons with the Spurs in the late 1980’s, two of which were over 7.0 per game. Dawkins finished with 5.6 assists per game for San Antonio.

Tony Parker is at No. 4, with his 5.8 assists per game that stretched from 2001 to the present day. This career assist average dipped in recent years, as the past four seasons haven’t had Parker go for 5.8 assists. As he nears the end of his career, this assist average will only continue to decline.

Avery Johnson has a lofty lead over Parker at No. 3. He finished with 6.9 assists per game for the Spurs, most notably having one season of 9.6 assists in 1995-96. Three other seasons had Johnson eclipse 7.0 assists.

Johnny Moore slides in at No. 2 on the career assists average. He had five seasons of at least 9.0 assists per game, including his terrific 1984-85 campaign of 10.0. If it wasn’t for a lackluster final stint with the Spurs in 1989-90, this total could have been higher than 7.4

Despite playing just three seasons for the Spurs, Rod Strickland holds the franchise record for career assists per game at 8.2. He played parts of three seasons in San Antonio, never falling below 8.0 assists per game.

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Will someone eventually break their way into the top five?