His integrity and sense of fair play are unmatched. Teamwork and a sense of belonging have always been the most important aspect of playing. Mark Sklarz, a JCC past president and Allan’s good friend, said, “Allan’s skills as a teacher, coach, counselor, and friend have innumerable young boys and girls to experience enormous joy, and witness through his words and action, the highest values of integrity, sportsmanship and respect. For over 40 years, Allan has extended himself to every person he meets and does so with ultimate sensitivity, sincerity and goodwill. He is, to me, the epitome of a mensch and has, in every respect, been the best ambassador our Center could possess.”
John Starks played basketball for the New York Knicks 1990-1998 as the starting shooting point guard. During his NBA career, he was one of the top guards in the league, earning NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors in 1993 and NBA All-Star honors in 1994. After leaving the Knicks, he played for the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, and Utah Jazz.
Starks was known for his outside shooting ability and became the first player in NBA history to make 200 three pointers in a season. He remains the Knicks all-time leader in three-point field goals.
Currently, he serves as a pre-and-post-game analyst on MSG Network's home Knicks game coverage.
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