Performance Coach Sues Knicks, Allan Houston

View Comments
Allan Houston of the Knicks in 2004 (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Allan Houston of the Knicks in 2004 (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

New York Knicks
Upcoming Games

Buy Knicks Tickets Full Schedule
Friday Jan 2
vs. Pistons
Sunday Jan 4
vs. Bucks
Thursday Jan 8
vs. Rockets
Knicks Central
Shop for Knicks Gear
Buy Knicks Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — A peak performance coach who once worked with former New York Knicks star Allan Houston says in a lawsuit Houston damaged his career by trashing him instead of trumpeting his skills.

Art Rondeau late Monday sued the Knicks and Houston, who’s now a team executive.

Rondeau’s work involves helping athletes focus mentally to improve their games. He worked with Houston in 1999 and 2000.

Rondeau’s lawsuit says he helped Houston turn around shooting slumps but the All-Star guard never followed through on promises to praise Rondeau’s work publicly.

The lawsuit says Houston instead disparaged Rondeau to reporters, Knicks officials and others. The suit seeks more than $2.5 million.

The Knicks say the lawsuit is “completely without merit.”

Another black eye for the Knicks? Sound off in the comments below…

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

pixy Performance Coach Sues Knicks, Allan Houston
View Comments