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.
A Wake Forest assistant basketball coach turned himself into the New York City police Thursday to face an assault charge in connection with an altercation that resulted in the death of a Florida man, according to New York media reports.
Jones allegedly punched the late tourist, identified as Sabor Szabo, early Sunday after he was being disruptive and banging on cars in Long Island City.
Jones was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court October 2. "We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter". Jones, said to have been parked in an SUV that Szabo knocked on, got out and punched him, after which Szabo was taken to a hospital, only to die of his injuries on Tuesday. "Mr. Jones and his family, their deepest condolences go out to the Szabo family". He was placed on life support and later died.
The New York Post cited law enforcement sources in reporting that a local resident confronted Szabo about the noise he was making, and that Szabo hit that person in the face.
Jones just completed his second season as an assistant at Wake Forest.
Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Jones coached at Central Florida, VCU and Florida Gulf Coast. The Philadelphia native graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2008.
Szabo, a 35-year-old man from Boca Raton, Fla., was in town for a wedding. "We are going to miss him dearly".