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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: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Reports here in St. Louis are that it is known that Painter doesn't get along with whoever Purdue's AD is...couple that with a significant bump in salary and yeah, there's good reason to leave for Mizzou.  Painter would be a big step up for MU but I personally would have liked to see us back the brinks truck up to Brad Steven's front doorstep...either will work though



Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:38 pm
 

The latest from PowerMizzou - posted 9:15 p.m.CDT

THE SITUATION AS IT STANDS AT 915...


Reports that this is done at the current time are incorrect. It is NOT done yet. It is very, very close.

Multiple sources, including some who have talked directly to Painter, have confirmed Mike Alden will meet with him in Florida. The upshot is that Painter has to get a few final questions answered about the Missouri program and the school's commitment. Assuming he is told what he wants to be told, a deal could be struck by the end of that meeting.

We will be following the situation. I think there is a very, very good chance that tomorrow afternoon, Missouri has a new basketball coach with an announcement coming Wednesday.

Because Purdue is his alma mater and because of the situation, you do have to hold off on declaring anything because of the possibility of Purdue coming in with a last minute pitch to keep him. Most don't anticipate that happens, though.

It's not done, but it very well could be by noon tomorrow.

I believe that more than just Alden will be making the trip to Florida. I would think Gary Link will go along as well, but don't have that for sure. Again, I don't know the exact time of the meeting, but my entire day will be consumed with this tomorrow. That's it for tonight.



Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Permit me to disagree.  If Purdue was willing to spend the money or even come close, they would have done so by now.  I would say there is a 51/49 chance this goes down, and the only reason I think Purdue's chances are that good at retaining him is if Mizzou under-offers.  I presonally belive it will take $2. million to reach a point where Purdue just has to throw up their hands.  And Missouri has enough Wal-Mart booster money to pay an extra 1.4 million over a 7 year contract.  Burke won't come close enough to keep Painter if we nudge his pay that high.  And I hope we do.  Thanks in advance for the Coach if we get him.  Great improvement over Mike Anderson.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

If there was ever an example of a coach bluffing for a raise from his current job, this is it.  Lets be real, Painter is not leaving Purdue for Mizzou.  No disrespect to Mizzou, fine program, lots of history.  However, the move is not really an upward one and why would Painter leave his alma mater? (if the pay raise happens, which it will) Lets be real, its not happening.  You leave for a better situation.  Painter might eventually end up at a blue-blood school, but not Mizzou...



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Purdue is just about finished with a brand new remodeling project on Mackey Arena which is meant to draw in better recruits. Purdue's an established top program because of Painter. The Big Ten expands next year which also expands the recruiting pool. He's coaching his alma mater. What incentive does he have to leave?


700k a year is a good enough incentive. Its always about the money no matter what they say




Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Mssouri is a better job than Purdue not because of history, although I think you are underestimating Missouri's basketball history, but it is a better job because it is the only major program in the state whereas Purdue has Indiana, Notre Dame, Butler, etc. Other than a National Championship back in the 30's and Misouri being snake bitter in Elite 8 games, the wo programs are very similiar.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:01 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.

I think everything goes in cycles and the level of a program is based on recent success.  It may be true that Purdue was once a step up from Mizzou, but recently that should not be the case.  Missouri recently built a new stadium.  It is willing to pay top dollars (up to #2 mil) for its next head coach.  From what I've been hearing and seeing, missouri seems to be spending much more money and effort to improve not only its basketball program, but other athletic programs as well.  Right now, I believe that Missouri is a step up, but may not stay that way if Purdue ever decides to spend more money, time and etc. upgrading its programs. 



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Purdue is just about finished with a brand new remodeling project on Mackey Arena which is meant to draw in better recruits. Purdue's an established top program because of Painter. The Big Ten expands next year which also expands the recruiting pool. He's coaching his alma mater. What incentive does he have to leave?



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

all i did was say what Weiss said it was a done deal which he did. I was just coming back to post that Weiss has retracted that report



Since: Mar 21, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Hey NY Sportsfan, you are so freaking wrong with your Weiss report, it is not a done deal.  Matt hasn't even talked to his family yet plus the offer wasn't quite what it was made out to be.  He also is still emotionally tied to Purdue via Hummel and has been openly vocal about that.  Weiss wants to sell his word, but it is no way a done deal.  One other thing that is keeping Matt looking to the Black and Gold, Burke is going to step up, He is a Boiler Grad, and all the coaches around him is telling him to stay.

If you can read between the lines, I might know something a little more than an average fan.  If you want to know what Morgan had for supper I can tell you LOL



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