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Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
The Westchester home of former N.B.A. star Allan Houston—complete with indoor basketball court and trophy room—is listing for $19.9 million. Measuring about 19,300 square feet, the house sits on more than 10 acres in Armonk, N.Y., in the exclusive gated community of Conyers Farm, according to real estate agent Brian Milton of Houlihan Lawrence, who is listing the property with colleague Ellen Mosher. The French Country-style estate has seven bedrooms, 10 full and two half bathrooms, Mr. Milton said.
First-year coach Kevin Whitted, according to an NBA source, hasn’t been on the same page as assistant Craig Hodges. Whitted was an Allan Houston hire as they were former Tennessee teammates. Houston is Westchester’s general manager.
Allan Houston: Loving Father..Passionate Competitor..Committed Compadre #Knick4Eternity Peace & Strength to The Mason Family!
Jared Zwerling: Chris Mullin and Allan Houston will be playing in the All-Star Celebrity Game, and … Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera. Dude can dunk.
It is unclear which employees Jackson wants to remove, but with the entire coaching staff fired on Monday, it is most likely personnel with the medical staff, front office and/or the media relations staff. Bleacher Report reported that Steve Mills, Allan Houston and Mark Warkentien could all be reassigned or possibly dismissed.
“Everyone has respect for one of the great coaches,” Houston said Monday morning at a press conference to announce the Knicks’ new D-League team in White Plains beginning next season. “I’ve played and worked with a lot of great people, personnel and coaches. I’m a sponge. So anybody that I work with, anybody, I’m gonna learn from.”
The NBA Development League has added a team in the New York suburb of White Plains that will be owned and operated by the Knicks. The addition of the team brings the NBADL membership to 18 teams, seven of them owned and operated by an NBA franchise. Allan Houston, the Knicks’ assistant general manager, will serve as the new team’s GM. Houston calls the NBADL “thriving, and this opportunity allows us to develop players closer to our training facility, and to provide high level, affordable basketball entertainment to the community.” The team will conduct a fan vote to help choose the name of the new NBADL club. It will play 24 regular-season games at the County Center.
Jackson is considering a front office structure with Steve Mills and Allan Houston handling the day-to-day duties while reporting to Jackson, the person said. At this point, it is not clear whether the rest of the Knicks’ front-office lieutenants would stay if Jackson takes the job.
Who was the toughest player for you to guard during your career? DA: There was a couple. When I played it was tough. I was a tough guard but think about it, you had these shooting guards: Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Mitch Richmond, Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston, Steve Smith, JR Rider… Just naming those guys, you knew you had a tough night every night and if you watched on TV you said ‘Man, this is a great game!’ Now you can’t name me five apart from Kobe [Bryant], [James] Harden and maybe Joe Johnson… It was fun back then. Mario Elie, Allen Iverson was a two-guard back then… There was a bunch of talent. Now? There’s nothing.
The Knicks fired GM Glen Grunwald last summer, never really explaining what he did to deserve being dismissed after building the team that had the franchise’s most successful season in 13 years. They brought back former MSG executive Steve Mills to replace Grunwald. Mills’ relationships with CAA, which represents Anthony, Woodson, assistant general managers Mark Warkentein and Allan Houston, are being counted on to deliver Anthony this summer and beyond.
It would be hysterical to suggest that Rose wanted to approach Mills and Houston again after this latest debacle and request the same buyout treatment for his client. But it should be noted that Anthony, who has held his head high as this Knicks season has crumbled around him, openly wondered after the game if all of his efforts have been for naught. “You kind of ask yourself, ‘Is it worth it?'” Anthony said.
About 90 minutes before tipoff Monday night at Madison Square Garden, Leon Rose met Knicks general manager Steve Mills on the court. The two men walked under the stands and disappeared. Thirty minutes later, Rose emerged and shook hands with Knicks executive Allan Houston. They strolled together through the tunnel leading toward the Knicks’ locker room. These meetings involving the highest levels of the Knicks’ brass and Carmelo Anthony’s agent came after two straight excruciating losses.
If the Knicks were to make a coaching change, one team source indicated that Herb Williams and Allan Houston could both be promoted to the roles of head coach and assistant head coach, respectively. Whether that change suddenly turns Chandler into a better help defender and Felton into a serviceable and in-shape point guard remains to be seen.
Marc Stein: All coaching change can really do w/current state of roster is get NYK playing harder. But momentum sure building for A. Houston as interim
But Houston has the run of the Knicks’ training facility because of his long-time connections with the man in charge. “My job is to make Jim look good,” Houston once told me, years ago, before he stopped talking to the media because of the repercussions it would mean for his career in the organization.
Houston’s name surfaced as a potential successor to Woodson around the same time last week that Kidd was removing Lawrence Frank from his bench and banning him from the practice gym. Houston is assistant GM to Steve Mills, and like Kidd, has no coaching experience. “When you see how Kidd has been a failure — his team shows no effort on a consistent basis — if Dolan would give the job to Houston, then New York fans would be in an uproar,” said one Eastern Conference team executive. “Allan Houston would be a disaster as a coach.”
Frank Isola: Little known fact: Allan Houston and Jeff Van Gundy constantly butted heads. In the end, Allan admitted that JVG was good for his career.
But Allan Houston, supposedly the GM in training, looms as a potential successor. The word around Knicks camp is that Dolan wouldn’t hesitate to promote him to head coach if the Knicks don’t turn things around sooner than later. Houston’s $100 million contract placed the Knicks in salary cap purgatory for years. Maybe having to coach this Knicks team would be his payback.
The next day, at the team’s shootaround, Smith’s mood had lifted as he chatted with Allan Houston, the Knicks’ assistant general manager who oversees the BayHawks. In an interview, Houston praised Smith’s work ethic and his family and said, “We see him as a player we want to develop and see potential in.”
Since the Knicks doubled down on Anthony and his representatives with Creative Artists Agency, the organization has been reshaped in CAA’s image. Woodson, assistant GM Allan Houston and player personnel director Mark Warkentien all are represented by the agency. In re-signing another CAA client this past summer, J.R. Smith, the Knicks threw his brother, Chris, a bone in the form of a guaranteed contract. Chris is now toiling in the D-League while taking up a roster spot at MSG.
Mills added he doesn’t have immediate plans to add another body to the front office but will “restructure’’ some of the positions. Assistant GM Allan Houston, player personnel director Mark Warkentien and pro scouting directors John Gabriel and Mark Hughes work under Mills.
Despite sources claiming otherwise, Lin still doesn’t believe Dolan made the decision a personal one. “Allan Houston was the one who called me afterward,” Lin said of the Knicks’ former star and current executive, “and he was like, ‘Man, best of luck, keep in touch, and if there’s anything you need, I’ve got you.’ That was more like a friends phone call than a player-to-assistant-GM phone call. I honestly don’t think [Dolan] was mad at me. It just came down to the numbers and the luxury tax.”