New York Knicks Announced Today that Starting Immediately, There Will Be On-going Discussions with Allan Houston about a New Role for Him in the Franchise During 2008-2009 Season

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New York Knicks announced today that "starting immediately, there will be on-going discussions with Allan Houston about having a new role for him within the franchise, as 2008-2009 NBA Basketball Season Gets Underway." In conjunction with this news update from the Knicks organization today, Allan Houston released an Open Letter thanking the Knicks for the opportunity and expressing appreciation to friends, family, fans and prayer partners again for their unwavering support.

starting immediately, there will be on-going discussions with Allan Houston about having a new role for him within the franchise, as 2008-2009 NBA Basketball Season Gets Underway.

New York Knicks announced today that "starting immediately, there will be on-going discussions with Allan Houston about having a new role for him within the franchise, as 2008-2009 NBA Basketball Season Gets Underway."

An Open Letter from Allan Houston reads as follows:

"First and foremost, my family and I would like to thank Knicks President Donnie Walsh and Coach Mike D'Antoni for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of the New York Knicks organization again.  These are two of the most knowledgeable and respected men in basketball and I look forward to learning more from them. Although I was very excited about potentially joining my NY Knicks teammates this year in uniform, I believe that the circumstances suggest that I am best suited to serve the team in a different role.

I realize that we often make our own plans in our heart, but God always has even bigger plans for us. I am extremely blessed to have witnessed a special era in New York Knicks history, and I know basketball fans everywhere, especially Knick fans, are ready for the return of this franchise and hopefully I will be able to serve a role in being a part of that again.

Secondly, I want to also sincerely and personally thank family, friends, fans, prayer partners for all of your overwhelming support. Through AllanHouston.com & the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, we will stay connected to you and remain committed to equipping our next generation to live fruitful lives, making a difference and positively impacting the community for years to come," said Allan Houston.

About Allan Houston:

For more information, to get the latest news from Allan Houston, blogs, media requests, partnership inquiries and more, please email: AllanHouston777@yahoo.com or log on to the Internet at: http://www.AllanHouston.com

About New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden:

The NBA's New York Knickerbockers basketball team (NY Knicks), in its 63rd year of operation, is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P. Madison Square Garden, L.P. is owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation which includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the legendary Chicago Theatre, as well as an exclusive co-booking agreement with the venerable Wang Theatre in Boston; and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular; MSG Media, which is comprised of television networks MSG and MSG Plus, and MSG Interactive which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives; Fuse, the only national music television network; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. Madison Square Garden and its divisions are committed to working with The Garden of Dreams Foundation to make dreams come true for kids in crisis. Visit: htttp://http://www.gardenofdreamsfoundation.org to learn more.

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