Former FGCU coach charged for deadly assault in NYC

Wake Forest Assistant Basketball Coach Jamill Jones Charged With Assaulting Man Who Later Died

A Florida man who knocked on a New York City vehicle window because he apparently thought it was his Uber ride has died after the driver got out and punched him.

According to the New York Post, the charges could be upgraded. He was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on October 2.

The Daily News and WPIX quoted police officials as saying that Jones punched 35-year-old Sandor Szabo, a Florida resident, in the head during an altercation in the Queens area of Long Island City last Sunday.

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. The blow was so hard, Szabo fell backwards, hitting his head on the concrete.

Szabo, visiting from Boca Raton, Florida, banged on the window of Jones' SUV while looking for his ride after his stepsister's wedding, police said.

Police said the suspect left the scene in a white SUV.

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Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning said at the time that Jones was a "well-respected bright mind" in the coaching world and brought "new blood" and "new perspectives" to Wake Forest.

In a statement, Wake Forest said the school would comment further once it gathered more information. His attorney calls the encounter a "tragic accident".

According to Jones' biography page on the Wake Forest website, he coached college basketball at Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast and Virginia Commonwealth before coming to Wake Forest.

Jones is set to begin his second season on Danny Manning's Wake Forest staff after joining in the spring of 2017.

His employers described him on Facebook as "super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman". His family says he was visiting NY from Boca Raton for a wedding.

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