15 Facts About Allan Houston


Allan Wade Houston was born on April 20,1971 and is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1993 to 2005.


Allan Houston made the NBA All-Star Team twice and won a gold medal as a member of the US men's basketball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics.


Allan Houston was born in Louisville, Kentucky and played at Ballard High School in Louisville as they won the 1988 Kentucky state championship.


Allan Houston went on to play at the University of Tennessee and graduated in 1993 as the school's all-time leading scorer, and is currently second to Chris Lofton at Tennessee for three-point field goals made.


Allan Houston was selected in the first round by the Detroit Pistons in the 1993 NBA draft, and averaged 8.5 points per game in his rookie year.


Allan Houston's average increased to 14.5 and 19.7 points per game in the next two years.


In 1996, after his rookie contract expired, Allan Houston signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks, for whom he played for the next nine seasons.


Allan Houston kept his scoring average at 17 points per game, and helped lead the team to the 1999 NBA Finals.


Allan Houston averaged 21.6 points per game in the only Finals appearance of his career, including a memorable 34 point performance in a game 3 victory over San Antonio.


Knee injuries would eventually force Allan Houston to announce his retirement on October 17,2005.


Allan Houston attempted to return to the NBA in 2007, but decided to end his comeback attempt on October 20,2007 because of bad timing in choosing to join the team so late into preparation for the regular season.


Allan Houston was signed by the Knicks to play in 2008, but was cut before the end of the preseason without appearing in a game.


Allan Houston was a member of the USA men's national basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.


In 2008, Allan Houston was hired by the New York Knicks as assistant to the president for basketball operations.


In December 2010, Allan Houston was promoted to the position of assistant general manager.