Memphis basketball: Coffee time with Igor Kokoškov built Cody Toppert’s coaching philosophy

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 11, 2019 6:57 PM CT | Published: November 11, 2019 1:26 PM CT
<strong>&ldquo;I learned more about basketball and coffee in those meetings than you could ever imagine,&rdquo; Memphis Tigers assistant coach Cody Toppert said of his coffee meetings with then-Phoenix Suns head coach Igor&nbsp;Koko&scaron;kov. &ldquo;This guy has so much experience all across the board,&rdquo;&nbsp; said&nbsp;Toppert, shown during a game against Raw Talent Elite in Nassau, Bahamas, on Aug. 18.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

“I learned more about basketball and coffee in those meetings than you could ever imagine,” Memphis Tigers assistant coach Cody Toppert said of his coffee meetings with then-Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoškov. “This guy has so much experience all across the board,” said Toppert, shown during a game against Raw Talent Elite in Nassau, Bahamas, on Aug. 18. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

During his time with the Phoenix Suns, Cody Toppert's mornings with head coach Igor Kokoškov began with long walks, coffee and miniature coaching clinics. 

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Drew Hill

Drew Hill covers the Memphis Grizzlies and is a top-10 APSE winner. He has worked throughout the South writing about college athletics before landing in Memphis.


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