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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: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 9:10 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Dick Weiss from the NY Daily News is reporting Painter to Mizzou is a done deal

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:57 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

To Rootin15:

If Purdue cant pony up 700k more to keep Painter what makes you think theyd have a chance to get Lavin away from SJU? I know you said miraculously but still. St. Johns to Purdue is a step down and hes making way more at St. Johns than Purdue would be willing to pay him. I know you think it would be a slim chance but you have to realize its a 0% chance, Lavin isnt going anywhere because SJU will pay whatever it takes to keep him and hes got one hell of a recruiting class coming in

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:53 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Matt Painter already has a second job, he plays ShanoMac (Shane McMahon) on WWE Raw!

Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:37 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

(Was replying to EddieBallgame's post, by the way.  The original message didn't get attached in my post correctly)

Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:35 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Was going to stay out of all the mudslinging, but this post just bothered me.

Nobody's saying Purdue's in the same class as Duke or Kansas or anything (no one in their right mind would claim that), we're just laughing that Mizzouri fans think their program is somehow a step up from Purdue.  I'd say that 22 Big Ten titles, two Final Fours, a National Championship (even it was all the way back in 1932) and a winning record against every Big Ten team at least gives us some historical significance.  How many Final Fours has Missouri been too, exactly?  (the answer is 0)

Oh, and by the way, that six year stretch you referenced included a trip to the NCAA tournament (2003).  Missouri had a five year streak THIS DECADE that included no NCAA tournament berths and two measly NIT bids (2003-04 through 2007-08).  If you're going to go spouting people to "check your work", you might want to actually look at the numbers ahead of time yourself, thanks.

Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:26 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

I'm guessing you are an IU grad to think that Indiana is an elite job, moreso than MSU.
I live in Big East country and am neutral....but Bob Knight's good teams were a long time ago.
Could Hoosiers be elite again? Sure. But right now, MSU is clearly a better job,

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:18 pm


Despite Izzo's recent sucess with MSU's program, the fact remains that MSU isn't and never will be an elite top 5-6 program like IU.  Crean has it good now, he just needs to take advantage of the talent that is coming his way.  If not, he will be fired within 2 years.

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:05 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

The Big 10 has better basketball than the Big 12? A step down to Mizzou? You don't know much. Mizzou and Purdue are very similar in the amount of success they've enjoyed over the years (Keady and Norm Stewart each had similar success), and I would argue that Big 12 basketball has been more than a little better than Big 10 basketball over the past 10 years. That aside, I was hoping Mizzou would go after the Marquette coach, Buzz Williams.

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 7:57 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

You think Crean would leave IU to go to MSU??? You are nuts... completely nuts. He has said MANY times that he believes IU is the pinnacle of programs... "one of the Big 5 opportunities" in coaching.  Without Izzo, MSU isn't much.  Not trying to be mean, but come on......

Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2011 7:56 pm

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Yes, the relationship has become strained between AD Morgan Burke and Purdue fans, to say the least. Burke is a businessman more than he is an athletics guy, and will do what it takes to save money and stay in the black. His frugality has frustrated fans and coaches (such as Painter) because it seems Burke just won't provide the resources the staffs need to push beyond mediocrity and be able to compete at the highest level (in any sport). Burke has a tendency to stay within the cute little Purdue family when looking for coaches instead of investing a little in someone more proven. This worked out with the Painter hire, and time will tell with football coach and former assistant Danny Hope. I can't speak for the actual program's feelings about Burke, just as a frustrated fan who knows what the majority of other frustrated fans are thinking. If this Mizzou thing pans out, it would be the last straw in many fans' minds, and I think the next Purdue employee who should be worrying about his future might just be Burke himself (unless we were able to miraculously grab Stevens from Butler or maybe Lavin from St. John's).

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