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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: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:36 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Dbowman, Crean has arguably the #1 recruiting class in the nation going to Indiana for the 2012-2013 season. I find it highly unlikely that he would need to be above .500 in 2011-2012 to keep his job.

Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:31 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

i'm not suggesting missouri is iowa st, they do have a similar history between keady and stewart. purdue has recently finished at the top of the league with a few titles.  missouri has been a touch lower, plus they play in the big 12 or whatever it is now....which i think is a bit toxic.  recruiting base i'd give to purdue, being in indiana and a few hours south of chicago.  it may be easier to qualify recruits at missouri, but i'm not certain of that. 

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:30 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

This is crazy?  Why is he wasting his time meeting with Missouri?  If he really wanted to leave he could go to a National Powerhouse when one opens up, and one will.  Heck, Cunzo Martin just took the TN job after being away from the Purdue program for what 2 years?  There might be only two Big 12 programs that Matt Painter would leave Purdue for and those are Kansas or Texas.  Purdue should just pay him before something silly happens and we end up with Danny (NO)Hope coaching basketball?  Purdue don't be cheap!   

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:26 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Painter was eased into a healthy situaiton at Purdue and Crean took over a devestated IU program.
Whoa!  Back the revisionist history train up a few stops.

Matt Painter stepped in as Head Coach after Gene Keady "coached" the Boilermakers to a 7-21 record in 2004-05.  The truth is the program had been fading as a national power since 1999-2000 before Keady moved along.  After the Elite Eight trip after the '00 season, the best they were able to achieve was a trip to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament in '03.  The last three seasons under Keady were painful to watch-- the game had passed the man by (19-11 in '03, 17-14 in '04 and the 7-21 in '05.)  Besides the overall record, Keady's Boilermakers were getting their brains beat in Big Ten Conference play.  Before Painter's first season, Purdue had two winning conference records in the previous seven seasons.  Excuse the pun, but you can't paint the picture that Matt Painter was eased into a "healthy situation" at Purdue.  Granted, he didn't have it nearly as bad as Crean did at Indiana, but it wasn't a pretty picture to look at the Boilermaker's program at the end of the '05 season.  It wasn't until the '07-08 season that he turned around the recruiting at Purdue to make it back into a winning program.
Crean is getting paid more because he has done more and has a more established track record.
Don't get me wrong-- I like Tom Crean.  But where's the track record that you speak of?  There's no denying he had success at Marquette, but he should have been able to grow that program a bit more than he was able to.  Obviously, most folks connect Crean's success with the success of Dwayne Wade and their trip to the Final Four in 2003.  Beyond that, what else had he accomplished? After the Final Four trip, Crean's Marquette squads only made it past the first round once in five seasons.  Crean is a talented enough coach that his teams should have gone a bit farther than that before he left for Indiana.  I respect the job Crean is doing in Bloomington because he had to crawl out of a pile of garbage that was almost endless and he's getting the team headed in the right direction.  But let's face it, he's got to be .500 this season or his job is most likely in danger for the 2012-13 season.

Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:19 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Bestever85, so you give Crean no credit for recruiting Wade? Every coach that has been successful has had great players play for him. Recruiting those type of players is a pretty big part of a coach's job.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:06 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Anderson is now making 2.2 mil a year at Arkansas and is from the southeast. thats why he left missouri

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:02 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Tom Crean proven?! That's hilarious. Crean took D-Wade to the Final 4...More like Wade took Crean to the 4. What did Crean do before or after Wade? Oh that's right. NOTHING!!! Crean should send 1/2 his check to D-Wade every week. I know Crean has a good recruiting class coming in. That's because he can promise they will have immediate playing time. "You can come to IU and play or go to Ohio St or Purdue and sit for a year or two." Which would you pick? Don't try to sell me Crean because it just isn't happening.  Why did Anderson turn down 2M per if it's such a great job?

Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:01 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Purdue is/was, more than likely going to give Painter a raise anyway.  This is the way the job market works for coaches.

Painter stays, IMO

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:55 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

I dont understand why you guys think going from purdue to missouri is less than a lateral move. the 2 schools probably couldnt be more equal

Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:53 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

aside from being a hot commodity and proven winner, Painter really does his job the "right way".  Extremely disappointed Painter has to meet with MIssouri (not even a lateral move) to prove his point.  Purdue has to acknowledge that opening up the check book is good business in this case.

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