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Allan Houston
Allan Houston
Position: -
Born: 04/20/71
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Earnings: $117,556,500 ($169,249,075*)
In addition, the Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks and Utah Jazz are all recognizing Juneteenth in some fashion. The Wizards and Washington Mystics are expected to walk from the Capital One Arena in Washington to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Friday morning. The Knicks joined forces with the New York Rangers to host an MLK youth panel on Thursday with former Knicks star Allan Houston and general manager Scott Perry.
Allan Houston, like Perry, pushed stamina for this movement. “I liken it to a team that’s on the road, odds may be against you, but there’s momentum… To our youth, just go out there and learn, educate yourself, but you have to train and you have to plan,” Houston said. “And then you have to endure. This is going to be a long haul, a long battle, don’t think this is going to change in two months.”
Knicks front office executive Allan Houston, who has worked closely with the development staff at Westchester, says it’s not as easy as people think to make the transition from the G-League to Madison Square Garden. “One thing you have to remember, too, is most of the players in the G-League are there on a different path” Houston said when asked on the Knicks Community Podcast if the team should call up more players from Westchester. “I’m not sure it’s as simple and as likely as people think to just go from the G-League to the NBA. It’s a tough battle. There’s a learning curve.”

Knicks promote Allan Houston?

As Leon Rose prepares for his imminent takeover, Garden constant Allan Houston has emerged as a candidate for a front office promotion, a league source told the Daily News. The former All-Star, 48, is currently the GM of the G-League affiliate in Westchester and has been a Knicks executive since 2008, surviving multiple regime changes while being groomed for a larger role. He also served as the Knicks assistant GM before and during Phil Jackson’s tenure.
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While Houston’s future with the organization seems safe, the rest of the front office is mostly in flux. According to a source, the Knicks hoped to hire Grizzlies executive Rich Cho but that’s now off the table. Word is Cho is happy in Memphis, where he serves as the vice president of basketball strategy for a franchise on the rise that features Ja Morant.
The following year, at 32, McKinney landed his first general manager job with the expansion Timberwolves, and in 1992 he accepted the unenviable task of breaking up the aging “Bad Boys” in Detroit. McKinney traded John Salley and Dennis Rodman but also drafted Lindsey Hunter and Allan Houston. He wept tears of joy when he landed future Hall of Famer Grant Hill with the third pick of the 1994 draft. When the franchise predictably struggled during its rebuild, McKinney took the hits — sometimes literally. During a practice in 1993, guard Alvin Robertson choked McKinney after being fined and suspended for skipping games, practices and rehab sessions.
Allan Houston: To Vanessa, the Bryant family and the families that lost loved ones today, I pray for healing and restoration that comes from the Lord. May He provide the Peace that surpasses all understanding….. Kobe Bryant was One of the greatest performers, competitors, & winners in history. I admired the combination of his talent, intelligence, self awareness, maturity, determination, fearlessness, charisma, passion, will, and desire to WIN. It was an honor to share the court and stage with him. I’ll forever be grateful to have that…… I will remember him as a dedicated husband and father. A man who was consumed with giving his best to the world. One who saw his knowledge and wisdom as treasures to be shared and not held for self glory………. The biggest tragedy in this occurrence would be for ANY of us or Kobe’s admirers to NOT carry on his legacy. Let us approach LIFE as he approached WINNING. A relentless pursuit of our best. Let us take the #MambaMentality forth in everything we do, for we don’t know the day nor the hour of our coming home…… 1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win….. Kobe, your earthly assignment is complete and mission accomplished. Let us carry it on…..🐍
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“Yeah, and it comes back to I think that we had the right leadership,” Van Gundy told Krzyzewski. “(Former team president) Dave Checketts, who I’m sure you know. Great leader. And then we had unfortunately, at the end of my time there, we had a dilution of talent with the Knicks and it happened rapidly due to some just age, some injury. Patrick Ewing, one of the greatest all-time players, aged and got traded. Larry Johnson, a legendary UNLV player but just a terrific teammate and someone to coach who set an example every day, back injury. Then they traded for [Antonio] McDyess, he had a knee injury. Allan Houston had a knee injury. These are career-changing type of injuries.”
Allan Houston, the Knicks former assistant general manager and now the GM of the Westchester Knicks, pushed hard to have Mike Miller considered to be the interim coach following David Fizdale’s firing. Houston has been with Miller since he was hired five seasons ago to coach the G-League team when Phil Jackson was president. Miller successfully ran the triangle for Jackson, then adapted when Jackson was let go.
Mike Vorkunov: Frank Ntilikina, only 19, has grown since the Knicks drafted him. He was 6-5 when they took him. He’s 6-6 now. Says close friends tell him he’s taller. “My friends that come in the city from last year tell me you grew up a lot,” he said. Here’s him with Allan Houston, who’s 6-6.

Allan Houston, the formers Knicks star who is now the GM for for the Knicks’ G League team, the Westchester Knicks, says Robinson can be an invaluable resource for not only the young players on the team, but his colleagues as well. “Having someone like Craig, when players can talk with him and sit with him and know that he can have that perspective, I think it’s very beneficial to a lot of guys,” Houston said. “I know if I was a player, I’d take advantage of it.” “Craig brings a lot,” he added. “I just enjoy talking to him about life, about basketball, leadership. He has just a wealth of knowledge, from his banking background to coaching to seeing a lot of the players at a younger age, being able to recruit them and seeing how they developed, he has a lot of perspective on what we’re doing and developing, not just for basketball but developing the whole person. And I think that’s one of the things that Steve has always been adamant about, Scott has been really vocal about.”
With the big contract comes added pressure and expectations for the shooting guard. Nevertheless, Allan Houston said he believes Hardaway is ready to handle it. “I’m excited for [Hardaway],” Houston told The Post. “When you’re 20 years old and you’re coming into this environment, everybody has to grow and everybody has to mature. He’s developed all the way around and he’s prepared himself for this. So he’s prepared for it.”
Houston remembered what is was like when he was preparing to start playing under his six-year, $100 million guaranteed contract. “The mindset I took is: you come in, you put your work in, you treat your whole being, your whole life, like you want to make the most out of it,” Houston said. “You want to be valuable, not in terms of money, but you want to be valuable to your family, your community, to the franchise. That’s where [Hardaway’s] mindset is.”
A source told the Daily News that one of Griffin’s requests was to remove Allan Houston, who has been with the Knicks as a player or an executive for the majority of the last 20 years. With Dolan’s support as one of the owner’s all-time favorite players (remember that $100 million contract extension), Houston rapidly ascended in New York’s front office and many believe he’s being groomed as the next GM under Mills.
Sprewell was a critical figure in the 1998-99 team that lost to the Spurs in the NBA Finals after a stunning run as the No. 8 seed. That included the Knicks upsetting both the Heat (Allan Houston’s shot) and Reggie Miller’s Pacers in the postseason. “Reggie is a talker. The thing I hated about him is he was a flopper,” Sprewell said. “He’ll just flop and I am like, ‘Stop flopping, man.’ You can’t touch him, he’s always at the free throw line. But you have to respect Reggie, he’s always running around screens, and if you left him open, he’s going to knock down shots. You just have to be careful how you guard him because if you touched him, he’s going to act like he got shot out of a cannon.”
Allan’s mother, Alice Houston grew up just two houses from the Clays in Louisville, Kentucky on the now famous landmark Grand Avenue. At 15 years old, Alice and her brother developed a friendship with Cassius Clay prior to his ascension to the top of the boxing world. The neighborhood bond grew over the years between Alice and Cassius and to this day, she remembers the impactful messages he would deliver at the young age of 21. Specifically, the time when Clay gave $25 to her mother just to get something nice as a gesture to friends of the family. “He looked at me and said, ‘Just remember this Alice to remember how you treat people on your way up because these are the same people you are going to meet coming down.’ I was 16 at that particular time but over my life that has always resonated and became very symbolic and at the core of who he was,” Alice stated.
As Allan matured and realized his dream of reaching the NBA, the connection with Ali continued. During his rookie season, Allan met up with Ali at a bar mitzvah in Hollywood and the two shared a special encounter at an award show years later. “He literally put my hand up and made it into a fist and put it up against his face and then he made that face that he always makes. I looked at the camera and thought, man I can’t believe I’m about to take a picture of me looking like I’m punching the champ,” Allan reflected.