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Encyclopedia > Allan Houston
Allan Houston
Position Shooting guard
Nickname H20
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Nationality American
Born April 20, 1971 (1971-04-20) (age 36)
Louisville, Kentucky
College Tennessee
Draft 11th overall, 1993
Detroit Pistons
Pro career 1993–2005
Former teams Detroit Pistons (1993–1996)
New York Knicks (1996–2005)
Awards 2-Time NBA All-Star
Olympic medal record
Men's basketball
Gold 2000 Sydney United States

Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.) is a retired American professional basketball shooting guard, formerly the NBA's Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Louisville redirects here. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... The 1993 NBA Draft took place on 30 June 1993 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Basketball has been played consistently at the Summer Olympic Games since 1936, with a demonstration event in 1904. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Louisville redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article is about the sport. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Knicks redirects here. ...

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Early life

Houston played at Ballard High School in Louisville, helping them to win the 1988 Kentucky state championship. He went on to play at the University of Tennessee (where he played under his coach and father Wade) and graduated in 1993 as the school's all-time leading scorer. Houston is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Ballard High entrance Located in Louisville, Kentuckys eastern suburbs, Ballard High School opened in the fall of 1968 as a combined junior/senior high school. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Wade Houston is a former college basketball player and coach. ...


NBA career

Houston was selected 11th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1993 NBA Draft, and averaged 8.5 points per game in his rookie year. His average was boosted to 14.5 and 19.7 points per game in the next two years. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 1993 NBA Draft took place on 30 June 1993 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. ...


In 1996 after his rookie contract expired, Houston signed as a free agent with the Knicks, where he played for the next nine seasons. Detroit at the time fully expected Houston to re-sign giving Detroit a formidable duo of Houston and Grant Hill, but left Detroit without even discussing a contract, leaving very bitter feelings toward him in Detroit.[1] In his first year as a Knicks, Houston took the place of John Starks in the starting lineup, with Starks serving as a mentor for him coming off of the bench. Houston kept his scoring average at a consistent clip of about 17 points per game, helping to lead his team to the 1999 NBA Finals. His most famous play came in the decisive Game 5 of the first round of the 1999 eastern division playoffs against the Miami Heat. In the fourth quarter, with the Knicks bringing the ball in bounds trailing by one with little time left, Allan Houston caught the inbounds pass, went up and under several Heat players and nailed a jumper with 0.8 seconds left on the clock to win the game 78-77 and the series for the Knicks, resulting in one of the few times in the NBA where a #8 seed had knocked off a #1 in NBA history. The play is #50 in the 60 greatest playoff moments by NBA.com. The Knicks would later go on to reach the NBA Finals in what proved to be a magical run for the Knicks. Houston later made the All-Star team in 2000 and 2001. In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American former basketball player who gained fame while playing at shooting guard for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association in the 1990s. ... The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998-99 NBA season. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


Despite the accolades, though, Houston's lasting legacy may be something that happened off of the court: In 2001, Houston signed a maximum contract extension with the Knicks, a decision that proved to be a huge mistake for New York because it cut deeply into the Knicks' already-grim salary cap situation and prevented them from making any free agent moves. Houston's yearly salary of over $20 million made him virtually untradeable and injury problems would further burden the Knicks. Houston missed 32 games in 2003-04 due to a knee injury, and despite claims in the summer of 2004 that he would be ready to play the next season (he even refused to have surgery on his knee that summer), he played in only 20 games that season because his injury hadn't completely healed. The knee injury would eventually force Houston to announce his retirement, on October 17, 2005. The NBA Salary Cap is the limit to the total amount of money that NBA teams are allowed to pay their players. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Houston retired as one of the most prolific scorers in Knicks history, and his last-second bank-shot in the deciding game of the 1999 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Miami Heat was one of the most dramatic moments in Knicks history, sending the team into the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals and eventually to the NBA Finals. Houston also ranks 10th on the NBA's all-time list for career 3-point field goals made. The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ...


On March 30, 2007, while waiting for his current contract to expire with the Knicks, Houston was reportedly interested in making a comeback. Despite not having played in the league since 2005, Houston was the second highest paid player in the league two years later during the 2006-07 NBA season at $20.7 million.[2] On June 27, it was again reported that Houston was interested in making a comeback.[3] The Knicks signed Houston to a contract, of which terms were not disclosed.[4] On October 8, 2007, it was reported that Houston will join the Knicks in training camp, and that Jared Jeffries, who has worn number 20 with the Knicks, will switch to number 1 so that Houston can wear his old number.[5] It was reported later that Houston would not end up wearing no. 20,[6] as the NBA does not allow jersey number changes without prior approval (Jeffries could not give up #20).[7] On October 20, after only spending a week with the Knicks and seeing six minutes of activity in one pre-season game against the Boston Celtics, Houston decided to end his comeback attempt because of bad timing in choosing to join the team so late into preparation for the regular season.[8] Jared Scott Carter Jeffries (born November 25, 1981, in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He was drafted in 2002 by the Washington Wizards as the 11th overall pick. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

 YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG 93-94 DET 79 20 19.2 .405 .299 .824 .2 1.3 1.5 1.3 .43 .16 1.25 8.5 94-95 DET 76 39 26.3 .463 .424 .860 .4 1.8 2.2 2.2 .80 .18 1.49 14.5 95-96 DET 82 75 37.5 .453 .427 .823 .7 3.0 3.7 3.0 .74 .20 2.84 19.7 96-97 NYK 81 81 33.1 .423 .385 .803 .5 2.4 3.0 2.2 .51 .22 2.06 14.8 97-98 NYK 82 82 34.7 .447 .385 .851 .5 2.8 3.3 2.6 .77 .29 2.44 18.4 98-99 NYK 50 50 36.3 .418 .407 .862 .4 2.6 3.0 2.7 .70 .18 2.60 16.3 99-00 NYK 82 82 38.6 .483 .436 .838 .5 2.8 3.3 2.7 .79 .17 2.27 19.7 00-01 NYK 78 78 36.6 .449 .381 .909 .3 3.4 3.6 2.2 .67 .13 2.06 18.7 01-02 NYK 77 77 37.8 .437 .393 .870 .5 2.8 3.3 2.5 .70 .13 2.21 20.4 02-03 NYK 82 82 37.9 .445 .396 .919 .3 2.5 2.8 2.7 .66 .09 2.17 22.5 03-04 NYK 50 50 36.0 .435 .431 .913 .4 2.0 2.4 2.0 .76 .04 2.04 18.5 04-05 NYK 20 11 26.6 .415 .388 .837 .2 1.0 1.2 2.1 .40 .10 1.05 11.9 Career 839 727 33.7 .444 .402 .863 .4 2.5 2.9 2.4 .67 .10 2.10 17.3 Playoff 63 63 40.1 .448 .420 .884 .3 2.6 2.9 2.2 .68 .16 2.59 19.3 All-Star 2 0 16.5 .333 .400 1.000 .0 1.5 1.5 2.5 .50 .00 1.00 8.0 

"Allan Houston Rule"

In 2005, the NBA agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The most striking innovation granted NBA teams a one-time option to release a player without his contract counting against the luxury tax threshold regardless of how long or how rich the contract was. The provision did not negate the player's contract, a team's obligation to pay the player, or the impact on the salary cap; it merely removed the player's salary when computing the luxury tax. This rule benefited teams that were in danger of facing the "luxury tax" penalty, a tax paid on salaries spent above a certain threshold of total team salary. The correct term is "amnesty clause," but because the team with the worst problems was the Knicks, and their worst financial liability was Houston, it was quickly dubbed the "Allan Houston Rule."[9] Ironically, the Knicks chose not to use the exception for Houston, but for forward Jerome Williams instead, since the Knicks correctly predicted Houston would retire due to lingering injuries over his last two seasons. As a result, Houston's contract counted a total of $40 million against the luxury tax threshold over last two years of the contract even though he did not participate in any games for the Knicks. The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is the contract between the NHL and the NHLPA that defines the structure of procedural, financial, and disciplinary relationships between the NHL, its teams, and its players. ... A luxury tax in the sports sense is a surcharge put on the aggregate payroll of a team to the extent to which it exceeds a predetermined guideline level set by the league. ... Jerome Williams (born May 10, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA, who last played for the New York Knicks. ...


References

  1. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_19961222/ai_n10280793
  2. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/rumors/post/Allan-Houston-may-try-comeback;_ylt=AsAYbptTMR8k9gXM4kF5JgC8vLYF?urn=nba,27922
  3. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/2007/06/27/2007-06-27_allan_eyes_another_shot.html
  4. ^ Coach says Houston should be at Knicks' practice Friday. Published October 10, 2007
  5. ^ http://www.nypost.com/seven/10082007/sports/knicks/curry_injures_shoulder.htm
  6. ^ Houston practices with Knicks for first time. Published October 12, 2007
  7. ^ Houston’s Return to Knicks Is a Long Shot
  8. ^ Timing of NBA season forces Houston to end comeback, updated October 20, 2007
  9. ^ NBA players waived as teams gain amnesty from luxury tax

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2000 Olympic Champions Men's Basketball
Shareef Abdur-Rahim | Ray Allen | Vin Baker | Vince Carter | Kevin Garnett | Tim Hardaway | Allan Houston | Jason Kidd | Antonio McDyess | Alonzo Mourning | Gary Payton | Steve Smith
Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich

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Allan Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (526 words)
Houston was drafted 11th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1993 NBA Draft, and averaged 8.5 points per game in his rookie year.
In 2001, Houston signed a maximum contract extension with the Knicks, and that proved to be a mistake, because it cut deeply into the Knicks' already grim salary cap situation and prevented them from making any free agent moves as their team spiraled into mediocrity.
Houston was one of the most prolific scorers in Knicks history and his last second bankshot against the Miami Heat in the 1999 playoffs remains a dramatic moment in Knicks history.
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