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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 CBSSports.com 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: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 11:25 am
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Yes i  it spelled with one G but couldnt put it on here  with one G.

Atleast we dont have school full of Faggs. Bloomington rivals San Fran in Faggs.


Thanks for clearing up your first post. I was surprised that such an intelligent post that was obviously written by an intelligent man would misspell fag(g). What pride your parents must have.




Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 11:11 am
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

"We tried to make him a better offer, but he left anyway."  

Good point and you are correct in that fans will go ape chit if he leaves.

To me, it kinda depends on just how bad they pissed him off, that is the AD and Pres.

Afterall, and what has been pointed out repeatedly, it is not abou the money



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 11:04 am
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

It's good news for Mizzou that Purdue made an offer before their meeting today.    That means MU gets the last word and possibly will even sweeten the deal.     This Purdue offer smells of damage control for the outraged fans.    "We tried to make him a better offer, but he left anyway."      
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Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:44 am
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

This just in: could be a bummer for Mizz



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    Without offering specifics, Purdue said this morning it demonstrated its commitment to keeping basketball coach Matt Painter on Monday night.

    Painter is in Florida and is expected to meet with Missouri officials today about the open Mizzou job.

    "Matt Painter is our men's basketball coach and we want him to continue his leadership of the program," Purdue assistant athletic director Tom Schott said his morning in a prepared statement.

    "Last night, the board of trustees, president (France) Cordova and (athletic director) Morgan Burke clearly demonstrated Purdue University's commitment to him and to our men's basketball program. We were proactive, and although we will not go into details at this time, we encourage Matt to stay through our words and action."

    Schott said he couldn't go into any specifics about what was offered, if it was an in-person meeting or what Painter's reaction was.

    "Proactive means they gave him more money," former Purdue coach Gene Keady said this morning. "But money's not keeping him from thinking about Missouri.

    "It's about having the opportunity to win a national title with the backing of everyone. He wants to know if an assistant coach needs a car, he can get it. If something needs to be done, they'll do it, so he doesn't have to worry about all the nickel and dime stuff.

    "It isn't about money. I want him to stay and Morgan wants him to stay."




    Since: Nov 24, 2009
    Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:17 am
     

    Missouri's money, not its recognition, is in play

    Do any of these Missouri fans think they are really selling anybody, other than themselves, on the notion that the University of Missouri is somehow superior (academically, athletically, or otherwise) to that of Purdue University?  I am not trying to argue that Purdue is necessarily superior, either. 

    The fact is, an objective search of the facts leads a reasonable observer to conclude that they (the two universities) are probably fairly similar against any guage.  If Missouri was so superior to that of Purdue, their athletic department would have no need to intice a coach of another program in such a lucrative (money) way, as coaches of already "inferior" programs would be flocking to their offices, and converslely, these flocking coaches  would be willing to take a PAY CUT, not a raise, in order to coach at a such a "superior program."

    The end analysis is this: for other than Coach Painter's own personal reasons (which no one at this time can be privy of), if he does in fact chose to leave Purdue, it won't be because of superiority in Missouri's name recognition, their good will, or their facilities, it will be because Missouri made Coach Painter an offer that would increase his salary and Purdue was unwilling to match or at least be in the ball park.  

    Having said that, Coach Painter doesn't deserve to be in the bottom half of coaching salaries within the Big Ten, if that statistic is true, beacuse his program has been consistently in the top half (and usually top one, two, or three) since his tenure at Purdue.  I wish Coach Painter all the best in whatever he selects to do, and I hope A.D. Burke does what is in the Purdue program's best interest and gives Coach Painter his equitable raise.  Boiler Up.     &n
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    Since: Jan 7, 2010
    Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:56 am
     

    Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

    Sorry Purdue fans, Matt Painter is GONE.   You ask why would he want to leave Purdue for Mizzou?   Happiness!  Look at the facts:

    1.) He's very UNDERPAID at Purdue

    2.) Facilities are second rate when compared to Mizzou

    3.) He'll be the only school in the state vs. Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame, etc...  He only has to deal with SLU/Missouri State= laughable

    4.) The most important aspect, he doesn't get along with the AD.   A poor relationship with the athletic director is the key in these talks...its either Painter or the AD.... I don't see the AD getting pushed out.

    5.) He's a Midwest guy...its not like he's moving 20 hours away...  Kroenke/Laurie/Walmart money boys.... private jet home if he wants

    6.) Easier to get top recruits into Missouri vs. Purdue...the cupboard is bare at Purdue... Jajuan Johnson and E. Moore were once every 20 years recruits at Purdue...  you think he wants to wait another 20 years to have a shot at the final four?

    Welcome to Missouri Matt!    Now close those borders, and keep the players at home for Mizzou.   We've lost way too much talent in this state to other schools... I'd call Brad Beal the minute you sign the contract and talk him out of Florida.   He didn't want to play Andersons pop a shot system.



    Since: Jan 7, 2010
    Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:55 am
     

    Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

    Sorry Purdue fans, Matt Painter is GONE.   You ask why would he want to leave Purdue for Mizzou?   Happiness!  Look at the facts:

    1.) He's very UNDERPAID at Purdue

    2.) Facilities are second rate when compared to Mizzou

    3.) He'll be the only school in the state vs. Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame, etc...  He only has to deal with SLU/Missouri State= laughable

    4.) The most important aspect, he doesn't get along with the AD.   A poor relationship with the athletic director is the key in these talks...its either Painter or the AD.... I don't see the AD getting pushed out.

    5.) He's a Midwest guy...its not like he's moving 20 hours away...  Kroenke/Laurie/Walmart money boys.... private jet home if he wants

    6.) Easier to get top recruits into Missouri vs. Purdue...the cupboard is bare at Purdue... Jajuan Johnson and E. Moore were once every 20 years recruits at Purdue...  you think he wants to wait another 20 years to have a shot at the final four?

    Welcome to Missouri Matt!    Now close those borders, and keep the players at home for Mizzou.   We've lost way too much talent in this state to other schools... I'd call Brad Beal the minute you sign the contract and talk him out of Florida.   He didn't want to play Andersons pop a shot system.


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    Since: Jan 24, 2011
    Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:21 am
     

    Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

    Writing many different comments and reasons.. the most glaring is that Painter cannot be successful because now that Crean is at IU.  That because Indiana U will pluck the best recruits, Purdue will be left with the rest.  Not a good reason.  Come on, some guy named Knight used to get the best and talented to attend IU and Purdue was still formidable.  And by the way, Missouri?  Either Anderson (now at Arkansas) cannot coach a lick after leaving UAB or Missouri is not the place to make it big in college bball. 



    Since: Mar 9, 2010
    Posted on: March 29, 2011 8:16 am
     

    Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

    Yes i  it spelled with one G but couldnt put it on here  with one G.


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