ACC Basketball Coach Reportedly Involved In Death Of New York Tourist

Jamill Jones right was charged with assault in connection with a deadly attack on tourist Sandor Szabo in New York City

Wake Forest assistant basketball coach Jamill Jones charged with assault in deadly attack in New York

Men's Assistant Basketball Coach has been charged after punching a man who later died, according to CBS.

Jamill Jones, 35, was arraigned in NY on third-degree assault charges, court records show.

According to the New York Post, the charges could be upgraded. He was ordered to return to court on October 2.

Per the New York Post, the medical examiner has yet to determine if the punch allegedly thrown by Jones led to Szabo's death, and the charges against him could change.

Szabo lost consciousness when his head hit the pavement, and he was brought to an area hospital in critical condition. According to multiple reports, Szabo knocked on multiple vehicle windows while looking for an Uber.

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.

The coach got out, followed Szabo to the sidewalk, clocked him and sped off, police said.

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NYPD issued a Crime Stoppers alert to help find Jones who later turned himself in with an attorney.

He now coaches at Wake Forest University.

In a statement, Wake Forest said it would comment further once it gathers more information.

His lawyer, Alain Massena, described the incident as a "tragic accident".

Jones, an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University, punched Szabo in the face, police said.

Jones, a Philadelphia native, joined the Demon Deacons staff in May 2017 after coaching at Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth and Florida Gulf Coast and playing at Arkansas Tech and North Platte Community College in Nebraska. His family says he was visiting NY from Boca Raton for a wedding. "Sandor was super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman".

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