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Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Posted on: March 28, 2011 1:45 pm
Edited on: March 28, 2011 4:10 pm
Purdue coach Matt Painter will meet with Missouri officials over the next 48 hours about the school's vacant head coaching position, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

It is believed that Missouri could offer Painter a contract worth more than $2 million annually. Purdue only pays Painter around $1.3 million a year -- though he'll make around $1.9 million this year because of bonuses earned during this 25-win season, according to the Indianapolis Star. Still, Painter's base salary ranks in the bottom half of the Big Ten.

"Matt wants a situation where he will be able to make a run for a national championship," former Purdue coach Gene Keady told on Monday. "The administration here has to step up and help him."

That said, Keady added this: "I think he'll stay."

Painter has led Purdue to five straight NCAA tournament appearances and two Sweet 16s in six total seasons. Purdue has finished in the top two of the Big Ten in each of the past four seasons.

Missouri is looking for a coach to replace Mike Anderson.

Anderson left for Arkansas last week.
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Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: March 30, 2011 12:04 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Welcome to Mizzou Matt!!!   Final Four time!!!

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 5:21 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

"The Big Ten expands next year which also expands the recruiting pool."
That has got to be one of the dumbest statement I have read in a while. You are getting Nebraska...what kind of major basketball recuits do you expect to come out of the state of Nebraska? lmao

Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:26 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials


Perception wise, I have to agree.  For example, they predicted this years team to place around 5th in the league...while I thought they would finish no worse than 3rd.

I have always respected and admired the Missouri program..they just always seem to compete well in B-Ball.

I guess my main issue is with how the admin at Purdue has handled or mis handled the Painter situation.  I believe they should have been pro-active in handling his requests, and it may just cost us a good coach, who has potential to be great.

If Painter moves on, Purdue has nobody to blame but themselves and their program will suffer.

On the other hand, kudos to Missouri for recognizing a growing talent.

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:15 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Zepp, I didn't mean it that way. I'm a big fan of the way Purdue does things, I meant more undervalued in perception among Big 10. Michigan St. with Izzo and Ohio St. with Matta is perceived to be a higher up program than the Boilers. Indiana because of the titles Knight won 100 years ago is right on the cusp of dominating the universe again(sarcasm). As a guy who gambles on this stuff, Purdue's perception is on par with Illinois and below Wisconsin's. Not meaning any disrespect by what I said, just stating the facts from the view I see it. And it's definitely not bad to be in that position(for a gambler or a coach). For instance, it takes Purdue's most talented roster coming back with seniors (like this year before Hummel ACL'd) and still rated below Michigan St. and barely ahead of Ohio St.. Now this next year, I bet they will be rated behind Michigan, Ohio St., Wisconsin. On par with Illinois, Mich State. More just saying while Purdue is a known reliable entity, it's just never considered sexy.

About Missouri, I said earlier I believe they think way too much of themselves. They are an after thought, far off the pace Kansas has set. They are in no way a step up from a upper half Big 10 program.

Love what the Boilers do, replacing JJ will be nearly impossible.

Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 3:51 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

So what?  Welcome to the real world that grown ups live in.

Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 3:36 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Purdue's always been an after thought in the Big 10.

I am guessing that you mean on a national level.  Having the most Big Ten titles in basketball and a winning record against all other members of the Big Ten, does not scream "after thought".  Now in football...yes, we have an after, after...thought

Maybe you meant Mizzou in the Big 12 is an after thought?


Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:50 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

It's an equal move not lateral. Neither are one of the 10 coveted jobs in college and after that it's all about fitting. Mizzou, like Illinois, thinks they are bigger than they really are. Purdue's always been an after thought in the Big 10. Because of the "elevated expectations and unreal sense of reality" Missouri has about their program in the year 2011 it might make Missouri a worse job to take at the moment. Hired to be fired in 3-4 years because we should be National Champs by now, dammit!

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:30 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials


Agree on your theories of recruiting...its all about the coaches (See Calipari, he gets the players to go wherever he is).   The Hansbrough brothers would've been at Mizzou if not for the RICKY CLEMONS/QUIN SNYDER fiasco.   Hansbroughs dad played quarterback at Mizzou and their Mom was Ms. Missouri.   We would've grabbed him if the chit didn't hit the fan during the 2003 season.

As for Mizzou players in the NBA?  Are you serious about the BIG DOGG Glenn Robinson being an elite talent?  He was good player on bad teams in the NBA....probably known more for his nickname than game.   He didn't win/do anything in the league.

By the way, here's a list of NBA draft picks from Mizzou in the last decade:

1999 - Albert White - 2nd round
2000 - Keyon Dooling - 10th overall
2002 - Kareem Rush - 13th overall
2004 - Ricky Paulding - 2nd round
2005 - Linas Kleiza - 18th overall
2009 - DeMarre Carroll - 24th overall


2001- Brian Cardinal
2007-Carl Landry

Again....Glen Robinson 1994.... Jujuan Johnson 2011 .......  2028 ????  who will it be????   The eye test says lateral move... I believe Painter sees that he can win at Mizzou, get the respect he deserves... Again, he might not make the jump after all, but the jump isn't as shocking as you Purdue fans might think.

Might come down to what Mrs. Painter thinks.... or as Keady said, its not about the money...he wants the support from the adminstration

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:25 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Doesn't it look like a forgone conclusion, this is to test Purdue's committment to him. Come on people, really Cuonzo Martin would be the next Purdue coach if Painter left. Don't kid yourselves. Why would Martin test the NCAA's hold on UT if he had the inside word a place where he is loved beyond love is about to open. About Martin, Keady has called him his favorite player.  This is Martin's job after Painter. Anyone else would be a shocker and that's why I have to believe that Martin knew of Painter's intent before Sunday. After all, both are represented by the same agent. Good luck to Missouri, but the money might have to be stupid to get this to happen. Read the signs while traveling down the road, they are telling. My guess is we'll hear of a Purdue extension into the upper half of the Big 10 (which is overly deserved) by the end of the week. Of course with a big buyout attached.

Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 11:49 am

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials


You make some good points, but saying it's easier to get top recruits into Mizzou vs. Purdue couldn't be further from the truth.  Johnson and Moore were an excellent tandem, and you're correct that you don't see that at Purdue very often.  But when is the last time you had a tandem to compare in Columbia?  Peeler and Smith?  Stipo and Sundvold?  When has Mizzou EVER had a player the caliber of Glen Robinson?  How many great centers has Mizzou had since Stipo?

Recruiting (in most cases) is not about the destination.  Recruiting is about the coach.  Mike Anderson is proof of that.  He passed on great Missouri high school player who have been solid elsewhere (Hansbrough at Notre Dame and Tyus at Florida).  Both of these guys WANTED to go to Mizzou, but Anderson passed. 

Painter has lead Purdue to 5 straight NCAA tournaments (winning at least one game every year), and has finished no lower than 4th in the Big Ten during that stretch.  His only losing season was his first at Purdue.  Point is simply this----Painter will be able to recruit players anywhere he goes.  He's had success recruiting at Purdue, and if he goes to Missouri, he'll have success there.  It won't be any easier or more difficult.  As I said, recruiting is about the coach.

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