Former NBA player Alan Henderson fights neighbors for building new house

Some residents are fighting former NBA player Alan Henderson’s plans for building a new house in a neighborhood on the north side of Indianapolis, according to IndyStar.

Henderson needs special permission to build his planned house of nearly 12,500 square feet because it would leave less open space than required on the 1.5-acre lot.

Nora Northside Community Council president Ruth Hayes tells The Indianapolis Star that the group wants Henderson to redesign the house to better fit the lot or buy a larger site.

The newspaper reports Henderson’s attorney declined to comment. A city zoning board has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 11.

Henderson grew up in Indianapolis. While at Indiana University, Henderson led the team in rebounding all four years.

He played in the Final Four in 1992. He was accepted into medical school at Indiana University and Howard University School of Medicine in 1995.

In 1995 he was selected with the 16th pick in the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, and has since played for the Hawks, the Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Philadelphia 76ers – a total of 12 years.

In his rookie year (1995-96) with the Hawks, he ranked 2nd on the team in total blocked shots (52). During the 1997-98 season, he was the recipient of the NBA Most Improved Player Award.

He remained a member of an Atlanta team that for nine of his tenured seasons did not improve significantly nor get very far in the postseason when they qualified for the Playoffs.

In total, Henderson played in 652 NBA games (220 started), averaging 7.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg in 21.1 minutes of playing time. He had his best season with the Hawks in 97-98, when he averaged 14.3 ppg in 69 games for the team.


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