A retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1993 to 2005. A shooting guard, Houston played nine seasons for the New York Knicks; he was a member of the Knicks’ 1999 NBA Finals team. Houston made the NBA All-Star Team twice and also won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. men’s basketball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Allan Houston serves as a senior advisor to the general manager for the New York Knicks and general manager of the Knicks’ G League team, the Westchester Knicks. Houston also is the founder and president of the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF). Through a mentoring initiative and hands-on workshops, AHLF engages youth in guided dialogue and structured activities designed to build trust, teach valuable life skills, enhance spiritual growth, and provide overall happiness.