Meet Desiree Coleman, wife of former NBA star turned head coach Mark Jackson.
Desiree Coleman, a successful Broadway performer and R&B singer, caught Jackson’s eye on TV. One look, and Jackson told his roommate he had found his wife – well before he had met the singer.
After Coleman turned him down twice, including an offer that included a first-class flight to Houston and courtside tickets at the 1989 NBA All-Star Game he was playing in, Jackson finally got a first date.
But Coleman’s full approval of Jackson didn’t come at the dinner table or the movie theater of their first date, but in the closing minutes in his car – when she broke down her definition of salvation and he committed to it.
Jackson married singer/actress Desiree Coleman on July 29, 1990.
During NBA games, he often wore his wedding ring tied to his shoelaces.
The couple have 4 children.
Jackson is also a licensed minister. He and his wife pastor at True Love Worship Center International in Van Nuys, California.
Here’s a 2010 video of Mark Jackson and wife Desiree at an event!