Performance Coach Sues Knicks, Allan Houston

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.

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  • geeeeemen

    I was at Miami game 5 for Houston’s buzzer beater, so he will always have a place in my heart.

  • Houston we have crashed

    All Knick fans should sue Alan Houston for that ridiculous overblown contract he was given. Houston and his contract were single handedly the main reason that the Knicks never won any championships while he was there.

    Anyone know Houston’s +/- ratio for his career with the Knicks? He must rank among the worst. His defense was abysmal. Another example, he and Isiah Thomas, of Dolan’s fratricide with the wrong people. Get rid of him already, clean house of Houston!

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