Jamill Jones, a former Wake Forest University assistant men’s basketball coach, was convicted Thursday of misdemeanor assault after he was accused of punching a tourist in New York City who later died, authorities said.

Following a week-long jury trial, Jones was found guilty of assault in the third degree, the Queens County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

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Judge Joanne Watters of Queens Criminal Court, who presided at trial, set Jones’ sentencing for March 18th.

Jones faces up to a year in jail, the district attorney’s office said.

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