Mark Jackson, Golden State Warriors head coach who serves as the full time pastor of True Love Worship Center International in Van Nuys, Calif., has recently made headlines for being the victim of an extortion plot stemming from an extramarital affair.
Jackson, 47, cooperated with the FBI this week to stop the alleged extortion plot created by 28-year-old former exotic dancer Alexis Adams and her 40-year-old ex-convict alleged partner in crime, Marcus Shaw. The duo reportedly attempted to blackmail the Warriors coach for six figures after threatening to expose his infidelities with Adams to his wife, according to The Smoking Gun. The NBA coach and pastor reportedly became involved with Adams six years ago, when she was dancing at a gentlemen’s club in New York and he was working as an announcer for the New Jersey Nets. Although the reported relationship between the two only lasted less than one year, Adams chose to contact Jackson’s wife, gospel singer Desiree Coleman who now co-pastors with him at True Love Worship Center.