Troubling news from the New York Post about Wake Forest basketball assistant coach who got involved in a fight over the weekend and ended up punching a man who later died.
Sabor Szabo was visiting New York from Florida for his stepsister’s wedding when he left his Queens hotel in search of a cab that had been ordered around 1 a.m on Sunday. Visibly drunk, Szabo started banging on cars on a nearby street. One local resident came outside and confronted Szabo, who then proceded to punch them in the face.
A local resident heard the ruckus and came out of his home to confront Szabo, who then punched that person in the face, according to the sources. That’s when Wake Forest assistant Jamill Jones appeared and punched Szabo, who fell the ground and hit his head on the pavement.
Szabo was taken to the hospital and was in critical condition until he finally died on Tuesday.
Police were able to use surveillance video to see Szabo’s attacker walking away and fleeing the scene in an SUV. Jones surrendered himself to police on Thursday morning. He was charged with third-degree assault though charges could change if it’s determined that the punch thrown led to Szabo’s death.
A statement from Wake Forest on Thursday read that they had “just been made aware of this matter” and are “gathering information.” Jones joined the Deacons staff in May 2017. He was previously an assistant coach at UCF, VCU, and Florida Gulf Coast.
Jones, a Philadelphia native, graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2008.