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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 18, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

A more than 50% increase in salary would probably have a lot to do with it.



Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Something doesn't add up. I know Coach Creen has made up ground on Purdue in the recruiting battles and things are really looking up for the Hoosiers, but Gene Keady didn't run away from Knight for all those years when IU was DOMINANT.
So why would Painter leave a basketball hotbed where he has relationships all around the state.
As someone said, it must be the Purdue AD ... or something else.



Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

I'm just saying more goes into conseideration when it comes to what a coach gets paid than just winning games. If Purdue loses Painter, they would have more coaches that would want to coach there and they would have more options than IU did when they were looking for a coach. IU had to give Crean a big contract because they didn't have many other options. I don't mean to imply that Painter is replaceable because he has had a lot of success at Purdue, but you're not looking at everything there is to consider when you say Painter deserves to be paid more than Crean because of the success he has had.



Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Is this post a joke? If not, talk about a delusional assessment.




Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Is this post a joke? If not, talk about a delusional assessment.




Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

I don't think I would agree that Painter should be getting paid more than Crean just because of the success he has had. IU was desperate for a coach after what that piece of trash Kelvin Sampson did to them. Nobody worth getting would want to coach there without getting a very big contract. Crean deserves a high salary because he was willing to take the chance of possibly ruining his already fairly good career. Plus, when he was hired, nobody knew exactly how IU would be punished for Sampson's violations, so he was taking a pretty big chance there, too.



Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Everybody is so hung up on it's a step down going to Mizzou,or at best a lateral move.  Purdue should just increase his salary,that will keep him there.  Maybe it has more to do with not getting along with the AD, it is very difficult to get excited about going to work if you can't stand your boss.  I do believe the two schools are pretty much even, either one is a good coaching job.  Everyone worried about Big 12 conferrence being unstable, hell if you go through life looking over your shoulder and not taking some chances, you are going to live a very dull, boring, and predictable life.  I say go for it!



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

Wow, I knew Painter would be wooed, but I didn't think it would come this quickly.  I really think he would prefer to stay at Purdue, but it's soooo very hard to recruit in Indiana.  As other posters have pointed out, they have to compete with Indiana, Notre Dame, and now Butler... not to mention the other close out of state schools like Ohio St., Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois, Mich. St. etc.  If Painter had Robbie, this year, things may have been different, but the fact remains that it is near impossible to lure blue chippers to Purdue.  Except for JuJuan Johnson, his other four starters were 6' 7" or less, with Lewis Jackson at only 5' 9".  Just not enough bigs and depth to make a serious run.  Hopefully Purdue will realize what they have in Painter and pay him his true value.



Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

You can't be serious can you? U most not really follow Purdue Basketball or IU for that matter...
Besides the 07 recuriting class the player shtat Painter has gotten have been on par with that of IU's talent, even less I would more closely compare them to Marquettes talent when Crean was there, when he first got here the team wasn't super by any measures.  Just for what he has done to this point should make him be paid higher than Crean.
And Creans talent isn't too good but they have gotten quality players, better than the crop he had at Marquette besides Dwade.



Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Report: Painter to meet with Missouri officials

I am both a SIU grad and a Purdue grad and Painter left  SIU and possibly Purdue?  This pattern can not continue for me and wont

continue for Painter!  I am not going back to school to keep up with this trend,especially to Mizzou, and Painter is not going there either. 

He is a down home Indiana Boy with Heavy Heavy Purdue ties.  Also with Keady wanting Painter to stay I think Painter is playing the field to

get his dues paid.  A possible  long term contract and big money to stay at Purdue.

There is a slim but outside chance that he could leave for Mizzou.  In todays market  money talks and loyalties  just do not have the

same meaning they they did 30 years ago. 

.None the less,  I believe Painter is staying and will be paid as much if not more than Bruce Webber but still less than Izzo.




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