Hoops coach pleads not guilty in tourist death

Hoops coach pleads not guilty in tourist death

Malcolm Brogdon #15 of the Virginia Cavaliers bring the ball up court against Tyler Thornton #3 of the Duke Blue Devils during the championship game of the 2014 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 16, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Jamill Jones, an assistant for Wake Forest men's basketball team, has been charged with assault in connection with a tourist's death in Long Island City, NY, according to the New York Post. Jones was arrested Thursday and charged with assault.

Szabo was allegedly drunk and pounding on cars early Sunday morning before he was knocked out by Jones, law enforcement sources said.

The Wake Forest Athletic Department released a statement that said: "We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information". Jones was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to return to court on October 2. Szabo later died in the hospital after Jones' punch caused him to hit his head on the pavement. "We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter".

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His family said the marketing professional was leaving the hotel where his brother was staying and called for a vehicle to go back to his own hotel. He was placed on life support and later died.

According to the New York Post, the charges could be upgraded. The Philadelphia native graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2008.

Jones spent one season with the Knights and now is an assistant coach at Wake Forest.

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. "We are going to miss him dearly".

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