Stamford Advocate (Norwalk, CT) July 16, 2011
"Although the days of swishing high-arching jump shots have passed for former New York Knicks guard Allan Houston, the two-time all-star still has a "unique" story to share.
Houston, the assistant to the president of basketball operations with the Knicks, was on hand at the Norwalk YMCA on Saturday for the start of his Father-Child Mentor program, in which he stressed the importance of fatherhood -- particularly being a role model--on one's life.
It's the type of bond Houston shared early in his basketball career -- well before the 14,551 points he totaled over 12 seasons in the NBA -- as a two-time All-American at the University of Tennessee. His father, Wade, was the Volunteers' head coach at the time, and the sharp-shooting guard went on to graduate as the program's all-time leading scorer (2,801 points). Earlier this year, he had his jersey number (20) retired by Tennessee." Read more