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A college basketball coach who police say threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge.

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

Authorities say Jones punched 35-year-old Sabor Szabo in the face early Sunday morning in Queens after the tourist banged on Jones' auto.

He died in an area hospital on Tuesday.

Szabo was banging on multiple cars including Jones' prior to the incident, sources said.

Wake Forest University tweeted a statement Thursday, saying, "We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information".

Jamill Jones allegedly slugged Boca Raton marketing professional Sandor Szabo so hard on Sunday that he fell backward, hit his head on the concrete and lost consciousness.

Jones was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court October 2. Szabo had been treated for fractures to the left side of his face and the back of his head, and for bleeding on the brain, according to the complaint filed against Jones.

The investigation is ongoing, and charges against Jones could be upgraded, police said.

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.

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

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. "He was a really good person". His family says he was visiting NY from Boca Raton for a wedding.

"We're going to say one thing and that's all".


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