Mark Jackson Wife: Meet Actress & Singer Desiree Coleman

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Mark Jackson, the former NBA player, and coach, tied the knot with singer and actress Desiree Coleman on July 29, 1990.

Together, they were blessed with four children. However, after an impressive 27 years of marriage, Jackson and Coleman decided to part ways, and they officially divorced in 2017.

One of their sons, Mark Jackson Jr., pursued a basketball career and played for the Manhattan Jaspers during the 2012-2013 season. Prior to that, he transferred from the University of Louisville.

Mark Jackson is also known to be the older brother of Troy Jackson, who was widely recognized as the talented AND1 streetballer known by his nickname “Escalade.”

Mark Jackson With His Ex-Wife
Mark Jackson With His Ex-Wife (Source: Black America Web)

Tragically, Troy Jackson passed away on February 20, 2011, at the young age of 38.

Beyond his contributions to basketball, Jackson is a man of faith. He is a Christian and holds a license as a minister, using his platform to spread positive messages and inspiration.

Also, Mark Jackson is of partial Dominican descent, which allowed him to be eligible to play for the national basketball team of the Dominican Republic.

His heritage has undoubtedly played a significant role in his connection to the country and its basketball program.

Mark Jackson Wife: Meet Actress & Singer Desiree Coleman

Desiree Coleman, also known as Kadesh, is an American vocalist and actress hailing from Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States.

She gained prominence as the leading actress in the feature film “Chloe Kane,” directed by Farzam Salami.

Apart from her success in the entertainment industry, Coleman is recognized as the founder of the Love Culture Center, situated in Los Angeles, California.

Her involvement in the entertainment world goes back to 1983 when she made her mark as a replacement for Tisha Campbell in the longest-running Off-Broadway musical production of “Mama, I Want to Sing!”

Desiree’s incredible singing talent was discovered at the tender age of six.

Encouraged by her mother, she joined the St. Luke Baptist Church choir in Queens, New York.

As she grew up, she appeared in several commercials and eventually became a valued member of the community choir known as the Soul Searchers of New York City when she turned fourteen.

In 2006, Coleman collaborated with WWE and recorded the song “Holla,” which later became the entrance music for WWE Diva, Kelly Kelly, adding another achievement to her impressive portfolio.

Firing From ESPN

Mark Jackson, a prominent sports personality, has become the latest high-profile figure to be affected by ESPN’s extensive midsummer layoffs.

The news of his departure from the network was reported on Monday.

The 58-year-old had a notable history with ESPN, initially joining the network in 2006 and becoming a well-known commentator.

He then took a break to serve as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors for four years before rejoining ESPN in 2014.

During his time with ESPN, Jackson became an integral part of the network’s premier basketball broadcast team.

His expertise and insights as a former NBA player made him one of the most recognizable and respected commentators at the company.

Despite his departure, his contributions to sports broadcasting and his role as a prominent figure in the basketball community will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.

Pranaya Poudel
Pranaya Poudel
Stargazer, & Rock n' Roller I Pranaya Poudel, am a content writer and editor for Coffee lover and kind of a loner. Favorite Teams: Milwaukee Bucks (NBA), Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) Favorite Players: Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden & Patrick Mahomes FYI I believe in Alien!!!

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