Thursday , Aug , 25 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Warriors coach Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug lord?

Jamie Foxx, Lady Gag and Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson are caught up in a scandal surrounding a multimillion-dollar international drug cartel, Star has learned exclusively.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This isn’t the way Mark Jackson wanted to start his new gig as head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

Jackson, who recently left broadcasting to become head coach of the Warriors, has been connected to an alleged drug baron named Warren Braithwaite.

Braithwaite was arrested last spring for transporting a Sam’s Club amount of marijuana from Mexico to Arizona for the purpose of trafficking.

Around the same time, Braithwaite attended the Warriors’ press conference were they announced Jackson would be their new bench-boss.

There’s no evidence to suggest Jackson had knowledge of his friend’s activities. And Braithwaite also has other famous associates like actor Jamie Foxx and singer Lady Gaga.

That said, Joe Lacob, the Warriors’ new owner, wanted to chart a fresh course for this downtrodden franchise. Jackson was his key hire; the franchise’s White Knight and Golden Boy.

Such headlines won’t go over well.

–Oly Sandor

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