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Memphis Assistant Reportedly Leaving For New Program Amid Investigation

Memphis basketball's arena during a game.

MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 16: A general view of FedExForum court during a game between the Memphis Tigers and the Alcorn State Braves during a game on November 16, 2019 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis defeated Alcorn State 102-56. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Shortly after it was announced that Memphis has received a notice of allegations, the program lost one of its top assistant coaches.

According to Stadium insider Jeff Goodman, Memphis assistant Cody Toppert is finalizing a deal to join Matt McMahon's staff at LSU.

"Memphis assistant Cody Toppert is finalizing a deal to go to LSU, source told Stadium. Nice first step for Matt McMahon on his staff. Toppert is an ex-NBA guy who also has recruiting ties - especially in the south," Goodman tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

Toppert, 39, has been an assistant coach for Memphis since 2019. Before that stint, he spent a season on the Phoenix Suns' staff.

The timing of this move for Toppert is interesting to say the least.

As of now, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway is facing one Level I violation and a pair of Level II violations. The school, meanwhile, is dealing with seven allegations of their own.

With so much uncertainty surrounding Memphis' basketball program, now isn't a bad time for Toppert to take his talents to Baton Rouge.