ESPN Zone Hosts Father’s Day Q&A With NBA All-Star Allan Houston, Current Jets Ferguson and Rhodes

Panel to discuss Houston’s Father Knows Best Basketball Tour, plus the importance of their own fathers Wade Houston, Edwin Ferguson and Jerome Rhodes in their professional and personal lives


Former New York Knicks captain Allan Houston, a two-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist, will be at ESPN Zone Tuesday, June 16 for a Father’s Day Q&A along with New York Jets standouts Brickashaw Ferguson and Kerry Rhodes.


The event will be streamed live online in partnership with LockerBlogger, a new social networking platform for sports enthusiasts connecting athletes and fans. Watch live at:,,, Continue the discussion with Allan, Brickashaw, Kerry and others by visiting them at

The panel will discuss Houston’s “Father Knows Best” Basketball Tour, which culminates Father’s Day Weekend in New York City with a clinic at Rucker Park, plus discuss the importance of strong bonds between fathers and their children, including their own.

Ferguson was the Jets fourth overall selection in the 2006 NFL draft and has started every game at left tackle since joining the team. Rhodes, an All-Pro selection in 2006, has recorded 12 interceptions and 354 tackles in his four seasons in New York. All three players are founders of local youth foundations in New York including the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation and the Rhodes Charity.

The Q&A will be moderated by ESPNEWS anchor Mike Hill, who grew up in the Bronx, and will give fans the opportunity to ask questions. The event is free and open to the public and will include a brief autograph session following the Q&A.

For more information on the “Father Knows Best” Tour visit


Tuesday, June 16, 2009
6:30 p.m. ET


ESPN Zone located in Times Square
1472 Broadway
New York, NY 10036


For more information on this event, please contact:

Susan Abramson
(212) 921-3776 x227
(917) 710-7674  cell

Grant Marek
(310) 578-7050
(510) 415-1689  cell

Michele Scott
Allan Houston Legacy Foundation
(646) 373-6998

Steve Rimland
917 273 9450

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First the production environment, we do incremental backups from our rack to our office thru a VPN tunnel every evening, these backups go to a partition on our development server that has restricted access. This partition is synced to another partition on a different RAID and that is backed up to tape. Then, whatever service that falls into needing redundancy (or disaster recovery) is synced to the respected server at our top secret location, yes somewhere in the midwest.

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