WFU Assistant Basketball Coach Accused of Punching, Killing NYC Tourist

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Wake Forest assistant men's basketball coach Jamill Jones was arrested in NY on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in an incident in which a 35-year-old man died.

Jamill Jones, 35, was arrested Thursday on misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly pummeling Boca Raton resident Sabor Szabo in the head early Sunday morning.

Jones, 35, turned himself into police on Thursday and was charged with assault; he pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance.

Szabo, who was in town for a wedding, had knocked on a window of an SUV he apparently thought was his Uber ride, his family said.

Jones was on Will Wade's staff during the 2015-2016 season before leaving for an assistant coaching job at Central Florida.

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The Wake Forest Athletic Department released a statement that said: "We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information". He died on Tuesday, police confirmed. Authorities said that Jamill Jones punched Sandor Szabo on a Queens street, causing Szabo to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk, after which Jones left the scene.

Jones was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court October 2.

An eyewitness said Szabo was banging on cars and slammed down on Jones' vehicle before the confrontation, the official said.

His lawyer, Alain Massena, described the incident as a "tragic accident". He was placed on life support and later died. "We are going to miss him dearly". He was previously an assistant coach at UCF, VCU and Florida Golf Coast University.

Szabo worked for digital marketing firm What If Media Group; they eulogized him on Facebook, writing, "Sandor was super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman".