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Year Player              Team  No 
1947 Ernie Calverly      Prov  202 
1948 Howie Dallmar       Phi   120 
1949 Bob Davies          Roch  321 
1950 Dick McGuire        NY    386 
1951 Andy Phillip        Phi   414 
1952 Andy Phillip        Phi   539 
1953 Bob Cousy           Bos   547 
1954 Bob Cousy           Bos   518 
1955 Bob Cousy           Bos   557 
1956 Bob Cousy           Bos   642 
1957 Bob Cousy           Bos   478 
1958 Bob Cousy           Bos   463 
1959 Bob Cousy           Bos   557 
1960 Bob Cousy           Bos   715 
1961 Oscar Robertson     Cin   690 
1962 Oscar Robertson     Cin   899 
1963 Guy Rodgers         SF    825  
1964 Oscar Robertson     Cin   868 
1965 Oscar Robertson     Cin   861 
1966 Oscar Robertson     Cin   847 
1967 Guy Rodgers         Chi   908 
1968 Wilt Chamberlai     Phi   702 
1969 Oscar Robertson     Cin   772 
Year Player              Team  Ave.  
1970 Lenny Wilkens       Sea    9.1 
1971 Norm Van Lier       Chi   10.1 
1972 Jerry West          LA     9.7 
1973 Nate Archibald      KC-O  11.4 
1974 Ernie DiGregorio    Buf    8.2 
1975 Kevin Porter        Wash   8.0 
1976 Don "Slick" Watts   Sea    8.1 
1977 Don Buse            Ind    8.5  
1978 Kevin Porter       Det-NJ 10.2 
1979 Kevin Porter        Det   13.4 
1980 Michael Ray Richardson NY 10.1 
1981 Kevin Porter        Wash   9.1 
1982 Johnny Moore        SA     9.6 
1983 "Magic" Johnson     LA    10.5 
1984 "Magic" Johnson     LA    13.1 
1985 Isiah Thomas        Det   13.9 
1986 "Magic" Johnson     LAL   12.6 
1987 "Magic" Johnson     LAL   12.2 
1988 John Stockton       Utah  13.8 
1989 John Stockton       Utah  13.6 
1990 John Stockton       Utah  14.5 
1991 John Stockton       Utah  14.2 
1992 John Stockton       Utah  13.7 
1993 John Stockton       Utah  12.0 
1994 John Stockton       Utah  12.6 
1995 John Stockton       Utah  12.3 
1996 John Stockton       Utah  11.2 
1997 Mark Jackson      Den-Ind 11.4 
1998 Rod Strickland      Wash  10.5 
1999 Jason Kidd          Pho   10.8 
2000 Jason Kidd          Pho   10.1 
2001 Jason Kidd          Pho    9.8 
2002 Andre Miller        Cle   10.9 
2003 Jason Kidd          NJ     8.9 
2004 Jason Kidd          NJ     9.2
2005 Steve Nash          PHO   11.5
2006 Steve Nash          PHO   10.4
2007 Steve Nash          PHO   11.6
2008 Chris Paul          NOH   11.6
2009 Chris Paul          NOH   11.0
2010 Steve Nash          PHO   11.0
2011 Steve Nash          PHO   11.4
2012 Rajon Rondo         BOS   11.7
2013 Rajon Rondo         BOS   11.1*
     Chris Paul          LAC    9.7
2014 Chris Paul          LAC   10.7
2015 Chris Paul          LAC   10.2
2016 Rajon Rondo         SAC   11.7
2017 James Harden        HOU   11.2

Multiple time leading the league in assist: X Player Team(s) 9 John Stockton Utah 8 Bob Cousy Boston 6 Oscar Robertson Cincinatti 5 Chris Paul New Orleans, LA Clippers 5 Jason Kidd Phoenix, New Jersey 5 Steve Nash Phoenix 4 Kevin Porter Washington,Detroit,New Jersey 4 Earving "Magic" Johnson Los Angeles Lakers 3 Rajon Rondo Boston, Sacramento 2 Andy Phillip Philadelphia * Rondo only played 38 games, Paul played 70 X=Season leading league in assist