College coach arrested in punching death in Queens


Wake assistant coach Jamill Jones allegedly punched Boca Raton, Fla. resident Sabor Szabo in the head Sunday morning, according to a report from the New York Post.

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

Police say Jones threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on the assistant coach's vehicle window thinking it was his Uber ride. Szabo was on life support through Monday but died Tuesday.

According to NBC New York, Szabo had knocked on Jones' auto window, mistaking the vehicle for his Uber ride.

Security camera video shows Jones then leaving the area in a white SUV, police said.

Wake Forest basketball spokesman Steve Kirkland emailed a statement to The News & Observer Thursday night that said, "We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information". His family says he was visiting NY from Boca Raton, Florida, for a wedding. He was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on October 2.

Jones was with his family after the court session, his attorney, Alain Massena, told the AP.

Jones joined the Demon Deacons staff in May 2017 after coaching stints at Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth and Florida Gulf Coast.

Wake Forest has not responded to the Daily News' request for comment.

Wake Forest released a statement.

Police say Jones confronted Sandor Szabo on a Queens street around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Szabo, also 35, was "super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman", said his company, at What If Media Group, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

"His lovely spirit and his love of life will remain with us", the company said.