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Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Posted on: March 30, 2011 3:52 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2011 4:05 pm
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Matt Painter has rejected a contract offer from Missouri and decided to remain at Purdue thanks to a new and extended contract that has been agreed upon in principle, a source told CBSSports.com on Wednesday.

An official announcement is expected soon.

Painter's decision to remain at his alma mater ends a wild few days on the coaching carousel during which Purdue and Missouri both made very public pleas -- Purdue to try to keep him, Missouri to try to take him -- for the man who has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year in three of the past four seasons. Despite those honors -- and five straight NCAA tournament appearances -- Purdue had been paying Painter only $1.3 million annually. That number ranks eighth in the Big Ten and is among the reasons Missouri believed he could be lured from the place where he was tabbed as Gene Keady's replacement before Keady retired in 2005.

Details of Painter's new deal are unclear, but he will receive a significant raise. His staff will also receive notable pay increases and be afforded a budget to operate like a true high-major program, something that was never the case in Painter's first six seasons with the Boilermakers.

Missouri's search for a new coach will now move on to secondary candidates.

Mike Anderson left Missouri for Arkansas last week.
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Since: Mar 16, 2010
Posted on: March 30, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Actually he does get performance bonuses (not just for the tourney) and his reported combined salary/bonuses was $1.9m.  The bigger issue seemed to be PU's lack of rewarding the assistant coaches consistent with an elite program, which they aspire to be.<br /><br />But I do agree with you, way too much money for a college coach.  Salaries across the board should be reduced by university presidents with more of a focus on education.




Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Poor Matt, only makes 1.4 million dollars a year. How does he pay his utilities and fill the pool. What no NCAA tourney bonus?  Yeah, Yeah, I know its less than other coaches get, thats just the problem.



Since: Mar 16, 2010
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:29 pm
 

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"Will he love you long time"?  Maybe not, any coach can leave at any time and look to improve his status in college basketball.  The more success a coach has the greater the likelihood of other programs coming after him.  Wait untill the final four is over and see all the colleges approach Stevens and Smart.

But the key is to improve your status, not just monetarily.  Missouri is not a step up from Purdue.  Mid-majors want to go to the majors, and majors want to go to the elite majors (Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, etc.).




Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Painter is a very good coach.  Purdue is smart to keep him.



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Thanks for the formatting CBS!



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Missouri fans have been very cautious about this story. Most were even skeptical that he would leave Purdue. Suck my balls bitch.

Dude, I fived for the emotion alone. But this story is all over the place and not decided.St Louis Dispatch-Painter LeavingChicago tribune-Painter LeavingIndy Star-Painter StayingFox 59-Painter StayingLafayette J&C-nothing...and it is a Purude home town paperWho Knows?



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:21 pm
 

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Keady has been noted in the past of saying that PU doesnt pay the assistants crap,  that was part of the problem,  his guys trying to go out and recruit in old cars and giving the impression that its not a top tier program.   Im not saying that PU isnt,  but it sure makes sence.   Indiana ia a hotbed right now with Butler, ND, IU and even ISU programs being on the rise,  PU has their work cut out on the recruiting trail for the near future.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Missouri fans have been very cautious about this story. Most were even skeptical that he would leave Purdue. Suck my balls bitch.



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Painter will still love you in the morning

But will he love me long time?



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Source: Painter staying at Purdue

Yeesssssssss!

Maybe the dude passed a test?


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