Assistant to the President for Basketball Operation
Following stellar playing career, two-time NBA All-Star was named to new front office position in November 2008... Will assist team President, Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh in many aspects of the franchise, including player development.
One of Knicks' all-time greatest performers averaged 17.3 points over 12 NBA seasons, including nine years in New York (1996-97 through 2004-05)... Earned NBA All-Star honors as a Knick in 2000 and 2001... Among Knicks' all-time greatest in several offensive categories... Fourth on all-time Knicks career scoring list with 11,165 points, trailing only Hall of Famers Patrick Ewing (23,665), Walt Frazier (14,617) and Willis Reed (12,183)... Second in three-point field goals (921, to John Starks' 982), third in free throw percentage (.872), ninth in scoring average (18.5), sixth in minutes (21,724) and fourth in three-point percentage (.399) on Knicks' all-time lists... Scored a career-high 22.5 points in 2002-03... Originally signed with New York as a free agent on July 14, 1996, after playing first three NBA seasons with Detroit.
Knicks co-captain from 1999-2000 through 2004-05... Key member of Knicks 1999 Eastern Conference Championship team, authoring perhaps single most-famous shot in club history: running one-hander that went off both the rim and backboard, then dropped in with :00.8 left to give NY series-clinching 78-77 win in Game Five of first Playoff round at Miami (May 16, 1999)... Recorded four career 40-plus scoring games and two 50-plus games (career-high 53 points at Lakers, Feb. 16, 2003)... Notched back-to-back 30-plus scoring games eight times... Shares club record for most points in a quarter (24 vs. Bucks, Jan. 12, 2002) with Willis Reed (vs. LA, Nov. 1, 1967)... Seventh in scoring average (19.0) eighth in total points (1,139) and second in three-point field goals (69) on Knicks' all-time Playoff lists... Played in 258 consecutive games, Mar. 22, 1997-Dec. 27, 2000... Limited by knee injuries to 70 games over last two Knicks seasons, then announced retirement on Oct. 17, 2005.
Averaged 8.0 points on 47.4-percent shooting, including 12-20 (.600) from Downtown, for Gold medal-winning U.S. squad at 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney... Finished college career as Tennessee's all-time leading career scorer with 2,801 points, breaking prior mark held by former Knicks President & GM Ernie Grunfeld (2,249).
Longstanding community efforts earned him recognition for six straight years (2000 through 2005) as one of The Sporting News' "Good Guys in Sports"... As part of Allan Houston Foundation, hosts annual "Father Knows Best" Basketball Retreat with his father Wade Houston. Effort is a Christian faith-based weekend retreat designed to help fathers develop and strengthen their relationships with pre-teen and teenage sons... Honored by New York Press Photographers Association with 1999 Good Guy award... Oversaw "Allan's Courtside Classroom" program initiated in 1998, focusing on rewarding NYC high school students and students from selected schools in Westchester County... In 2003, created the Wade Allan Houston Scholarship at the University of Tennessee.
37 years old (Apr. 20, 1971; Louisville, KY)... Allan and wife Tamara are proud parents of daughter Remie (born on Jun. 12, 1999, day after Allan's 32-point heroics in Eastern Conference-clinching Game Six vs. Pacers), sons Allan (7) and Rowan (4) and daughter Jade (1)... Played for his father Wade, then head coach at Tennessee, as a collegian... Father and mother, Alice, are partners in Louisville-based Dallas & Mavis, the nation's largest minority-owned trucking and supply company... Earned BA degree in African-American Studies from Tennessee... Has his own website: www.AllanHouston.com... Allan and his family live in Connecticut.