Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player for the NBA, and currently the Assistant to the President for Basketball Operations, for the New York Knicks. Currently Houston spends his time helping a plethora of different charity and non-profit organizations.
Houston was born in Louisville, Kentucky and 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, and he is currently second to Chris Lofton at Tennessee for three point field goals made. He was roommates with UT baseball standout Brody Hendrix. Houston is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
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 raised to 14.5 and 19.7 points per game in the next two years.