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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: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

When asking what does Missouri have that Purdue doesn't.  See below.



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Well, Purdue never had the Quinn Snyder experience!




Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

I really do not want to see Matt leave, he has done a fine job. He has turned the program much faster than Coach Crean has turned Indiana, he will be in year 4 next year so he is behind. He has improved the recruiting and will probably start to close the gap. As for Gene not running away when IU was "dominant". Look up the record 22-22 against coach Knight. The difference is national titles, the perfect season and Knight himself built the identity that every Purdue coach must overcome. Hopefully Matt will stay the course and lead the Boilers onward.




Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Crean has it easy recruiting now because he can tell them they can start as freshman.  Come to Purdue and you have to work your way into the lineup.  Kids want playing time and being on tv (and of course an education -yeah right)



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

The only people who think Missouri is a step up from Purdue are people AT Missouri.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Coaching in the Big XII

"Be careful for what you wish for" is an old saying and can apply to the consideration of the Missouri Men's Basketball coaching job.  Missouri is an established program that has maintained a long history of winning teams. However there are big pitfalls comming for whoever gets this job.

In the past the Big XII has been divided into North and South divisions. In basketball the North plays home and away against each fellow North team (adn vice-versa for the South) and just one game against the South division teams, alternating years between home and away. That is changing next year when Colorado and Nebraska leave the league. Beginning next year there are no divisions and each Big XII team will play home and away against each other league team. For Missori this means two games each year against Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State while losing two games each against Colorado and Nebraska. Winning in the Big XII just got tougher.

It is bad enough that Missouri has to play two games each against Kansas and Kansas State. Now add those tough teams from the former South division and subtract the relatively easy Colorado and Nebraska games and maintaining the record of the team from past years will be nearly impossiblle. Coach Anderson saw this coming and jumped at the opportunity to coach in the realatively easy SEC West instead. Coach Painter will bemoan the loss of easier games in the Big Ten for this harder schedule. Playing each year against Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and the like will be lost to adding these (recent) historically tougher teams in the Big XII.

Money is not everything but the smells like an attempt by Matt Painter to extract a raise from Purdue. Let's hope for his sake it doesn't backfire.



Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

No offense to Mizzou fans, but it's not like they'll be able to give him a better shot at a championship than Purdue could.



Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

So Valid points by the last two post but I will say 2 things:
Painter is not Keady as far as person-wise.  I love him as our coach and hope he stays, but dealing with a program where you feel like you don't have as much support from the top can be frustrating.
Next IU is a good coaching job, alot of guys would love to have it.  One of the reasons that Crean was able to get some of those guys was because of the university, and its history of its basketball program, he definitely wouldn't have been able to do that at other Indiana schools even Purdue.
From what I hear a lot of his current players don't like him much, kind of makes me wonder how he is doing so well in recruiting, maybe the person that told me that was wrong.



Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Easy decision for Purdue.  Cut Hope(less) salary by $700k and give it to Painter.  Football couldn't be any worse even without a coach and Painter teams are fun to watch



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

I don't watch alot of big 10 bball, is Painter a good coach or not?


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