*New Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, actor Jamie Foxx and an assortment of other celebs are reportedly associated with a man recently arrested in a five-state Drug Enforcement Agency sting of an international drug cartel, Star magazine reports.
Warren Braithwaite was allegedly part of the cartel that distributed thousands of pounds of marijuana internationally. He’s also an usher in the True Love Worship Center International in Van Nuys, Calif., the ministry of Jackson and his wife, according to the report.
The Warriors declined to comment, but Jackson told Star he has “not seen one piece of evidence that Brother Warren is the person police say he is. Our prayers, thoughts and love are for Warren and his family.”
Braithwaite, meanwhile, is reportedly a friend and business associate of Foxx, Star reports. Just 12 days before he was arrested, attended a charity event to honor actor Foxx and NBA legend Magic Johnson, the report says.
Kevin Mucthison, Braithwaite’s alleged partner who goes by the name Sincere, collaborated with Lady Gaga on the performer’s Heartbeats by Lady Gaga headphones. Mucthison is also working on a headphone project with Foxx, according to Star.
The Warriors hired Jackson in June; it is his first NBA coaching gig. He spent 17 seasons in the league as a point guard, finishing third in career assists. He was rookie of the year in 1988. Jackson played for the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.