'A great honor': Knoxville Christian dedicates the Wade and Allan Houston Courts

Allan Houston, left and his father Wade Houston pose next to the sign proclaiming the court 'Wade & Allan Houston' court.   Knoxville Christian School celebrated the completion of their new high school gymnasium Monday December 9, 2013.  The court in the new gymnasium will be named after 'Wade & Allan Houston'. 
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Allan Houston, left and his father Wade Houston pose next to the sign proclaiming the court "Wade & Allan Houston" court. Knoxville Christian School celebrated the completion of their new high school gymnasium Monday December 9, 2013. The court in the new gymnasium will be named after "Wade & Allan Houston". (J. MILES CARY/NEWS SENTINEL)

In February, Allan Houston and Richard Komistek walked into a frost-covered field and stopped at a pile of hard dirt. The Tennessee men’s basketball legend and the board chairman of Knoxville Christian School had been friends for years. They, along with a few of their family members, bowed their heads in the cold.

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TommyJack writes:

Classy guys

burpee_von_rotweiler_IV writes:

Congrats to these gentlemen! In a separate ceremony at the Roane County Jail, its recreational area was also named after the Houstons, Rocky and Leon.

bUTch__please writes:

Another world-class example of a Vol family helping and building our community because they're good, caring people. Thank you to the Houston family.

fannotsheep writes:

Great player, great people.

Unfortunately Wade Houston, while a very good assistant, should not have become a head coach. A classic example of why you don't do package deals, in this case hiring dad so you can sign son. But I did enjoy watching Allan play the game. Mr. Smooth.

People say college towns are envious of pro towns but not many pro towns can boast players like Bernard King, Houston, Peyton Manning, Dale Ellis and the late Reggie White. Not to mention Foster, Witten, Holloway, the Colquitts, etc.

And Alcoa HIgh School has done pretty well for itself too.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to fannotsheep:

Great player, great people.

Unfortunately Wade Houston, while a very good assistant, should not have become a head coach. A classic example of why you don't do package deals, in this case hiring dad so you can sign son. But I did enjoy watching Allan play the game. Mr. Smooth.

People say college towns are envious of pro towns but not many pro towns can boast players like Bernard King, Houston, Peyton Manning, Dale Ellis and the late Reggie White. Not to mention Foster, Witten, Holloway, the Colquitts, etc.

And Alcoa HIgh School has done pretty well for itself too.

Good post; agree with all. Wade was clearly out of his depth as a head coach but he was a fine player both at Alcoa HS and in college. He was an assistant on at least two Louisville national champion teams. Above all in the current context, he was and is a fine Christian family man who richly deserves such an honor. Allan was probably the finest player at his position the Vols have ever had, and a very classy gentleman in his own right. I'm still sorta hoping Hubbs turns into a player like Allan, but that may be asking too much. Any man at all ought to be honored to be considered the equal of either Wade or Allan in overall character.

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