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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 9, 2010
Posted on: March 29, 2011 8:12 am

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

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

Since: Feb 3, 2010
Posted on: March 29, 2011 8:00 am

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Painter will stay.  Mizzou is cheap and will find a way to screw the deal up.

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:30 am

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Makes sense for him to bolt the state of Indiana now that Crean has basically a strangehold on the top talent in the state.  That 2012 recruiting class IU looks incredible.  Plus, if anyone has ever visited Purdue it smells, it's ugly and the girls have adam's apples.  Rock chalk Hoosiers in 2 years.

Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:08 am

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

My dads family is from Indiana...some of my close family members attended Purdue.  My Grandpa talks about the national championship all the time. he doesnt he cant remember it, it was so long ago.  Yes the Big XII almost fell apart, led by Missouri wanting to leave.  Its because they wanted to get into an EASIER conference and a better TV deal, the latter situation has been rectified in the Big XII.  They wanted to get away from Texas schools and Oklahoma in football and Kansas and Texas in basketball.  If you think the Big X is better, then you must be talking about swimming or tennis, but surely not better in basketball or football, the sports that matter.  Purdue's ancient history is better, recent history that is just not the case.  Add to that 2 large metro areas that MU should get the pick of the litter from,KC and St Louis. That hasnt happened recently because Quin Snyder wanted to make Missouri more like Duke West and only recruit national players and Mike Anderson flat out cannot recruit.  The Hansboroughs left because of the impending probation from the Ricky Clemons-Quin Snyder scandal.  David Lee left St Louis and went to Florida.  Bradley Beal will do the same next fall. Keep these recruits in state and we are not having the discussion about whos program is better.

MU has better facilities, something Painter himself was impressed with when they came here.  A newer building.  Deeper pockets.  Better recruiting areas and more importantly less competition for the recruits.  Not sure if its enough to pull him away from home, cuz if Purdue can match the money he will stay.  My question is how often do coaches consider taking a job at a lesser program?  Not very often, the Mike Anderson going to Arkansas aside, but that is his home.  If Mizzou was an inferior program, why would Painter even be flirting with the idea of going there, leaving his own home to do so?

Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:44 am

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

My gut says Purdue will find enough money to keep Painter.  If not, we will welcome him to Mizzou.  If Painter stays, I hope Smart gets a serious look.  His transition to Havoc from 40 fastest minutes should be pretty seamless with the current roster.  Thought Cuonzo would be a consideration, but he must have felt there was nothing going to happen so he bolted quickly.  I don't see Stevens interested in the Mizzou job.  Basically come on Painter or Smart. 

Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 11:50 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

You mentioned some stats such as 2 final fours, a national champtionship and 22 Big Ten title.  But stats generally don't tell everything.  In 2005, Street & Smith listed the top 100 basketball programs, Purdue was #30 and Missouri was #38, so it seems that Purdue is indeed better.  However, check these rankings...#19 Princeton, #20 Temple, #28 UNLV, #29 San Francisco.  They ranked these by giving points to such stats as championships, final 4 appearances, etc.  and SAN FRANCISCO is ranked before both Purdue and Missouri.  (I can only find the rankings from 2005, don't know if there are more recent ones).  Apparentlyl, the Dons (yep, that's San Fran's nickname) had some good success back in the 50's and the 70's or something like that.  Do you really think that if given the chance, a head coach will choose San Francisco coaching job over either Missouri or Purdue?  My point is that stats don't tell everything.  Just because your team did some awesome things before my father was born doesn't mean it's a better program now.
Chowster, you make a number of errors of logic here. Somebody gave you a list of facts to support their argument in favor of Purdue over Missouri, and you proceed to rebut their argument by saying, in effect, 'stats aren't everything and here's an example of a stat that shows Purdue is better but since the stat shows San Francisco is better it's flawed, and since it's flawed then Purdue can't be better than Missouri.' You may as well be arguing there are no black cows in Scotland...

Since that Street & Smith poll was from 2005, why don't you update the results for us concerning Purdue and Missouri? If Missouri has moved up relative to Purdue, then you have some evidence in favor of Missouri. Otherwise all you did was show some ignorance of college basketball history, as San Francisco had one of the all-time greats in the 1950's and were a Top 10 team regularly from the late 1970's to early 80's (and had several players go on to the NBA) before a sex scandal helped sink the men's basketball program.

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 11:43 pm

Latest Reports

WLFI-18, Lafayette's city news channel, is reporting as of 11:00 pm tonight that the Assistant Athletic Director of Purdue would not confirm or disconfirm the meeting between Coach Painter and Missouri athletic officia
ls in Florida tomorrow.  The A.A.D. did confirm that Missouri University did request permission from Purdue's Athletic Director, Burke, to speak with Coach Painter.

Gold and is reporting as of this time that Coach Painter is currently vacationing in Orland, Florida, with his family and is scheduled to meet with Missouri athletic officials in Florida, sometime tomorrow, in order for Coach Painter to "gauge Missouri University's commitment to its athletic program." 

As already debunked, the reports that a 7 year, 14 million dollar contract has been accepted by Coach Painter are not credible; at this point, it isn't factually known that an official offer has even been communicated to Coach Painter.

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 11:18 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Ever hear of Bill Russell?  Because no one can name a top NBA player out of MU.

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 11:16 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

To cite PowerMizzou as a source is a complete joke.  Its run by some 4th grade kid with a Blog.

Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2011 11:06 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

I too would love Stevens, but unlike what some of these Purdue folk think, he is the guy who can hold out and wait for a blue blood program to come calling, and NO, I don't think Indian is any longer a blue blood, top tier program.  I mean...Calipari goes back to the NBA and Brad Stevens takes the Kentucky job, or something on those lines in the few years to come.

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