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After a bike accident, a New York Jets assistant coach died.

Gregg Knapp, the assistant coach of the New York Jets, died after suffering injuries in a bike accident, and tributes have poured in.
Mr Knapps family stated in a statement on Thursday that he did not regain consciousness after an accident on Saturday in which he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike.
According to ESPN, the event occurred in San Ramon, California, a hamlet 34 miles east of San Francisco and not far from his house.
According to investigators, the driver of the vehicle is cooperating with an ongoing investigation, and no drugs or alcohol were involved in the event.
Their identity has been kept a secret.
“Greg had such an inner serenity about him that people always seemed to draw towards him,” New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh tweeted on Thursday.
He led a loving life that allowed him to interact with individuals from all walks of life in a unique way.” “I feel the people in this organization got a chance to experience that connection during his brief time here,” Mr Saleh continued.
“Greg, thank you for all that you have shared with us; you will be missed brother,” according to reports. He had been scheduled to fly from his home in California to New Jersey to begin his first season as an assistant coach with the New York Jets, having joined with the team in January.
Mr. Knapp has coached NFL teams such as the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, and Denver Broncos over his 25-year coaching tenure.
“He was a tremendous football coach who excelled at the top levels of our game, but more importantly he was a fantastic guy who had the love, admiration, and respect of all who were lucky to work with him,” Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, tweeted on Thursday.
Greg Knapp, may you rest in peace.” The Associated Press contributed additional reporting.