Matt Painter and Missouri: still not decided

March 30, 2011 by staff 

Matt Painter Missouri, (ANA) – Deadline was requested by Missouri; Matt Painter had not come with his final decision. Painter is still deciding whether continue his same job at Purdue or accept the offer by Missouri.
Painter was engaged with officials from Missouri in Florida. Purdue offer him to increase his salary. Purdue comments publicly Tuesday,
“Matt Painter is our men’s basketball coach, and we want him to continue his leadership of the program,” stated by Tom Schott an official from Purdue.
“(Monday) night, the board of trustees, president (France) Cordova and (athletic director) Morgan Burke clearly demonstrated Purdue University’s commitment to him and to our men’s basketball program. We were proactive, and although we will not go into details at this time, we encourage Matt to stay through our words and action.”
Schott said he was unaware of the specifics.
Painter’s mentor Gene Keady said that salary was not the issue, and painter wanted the overall Support other programs received.
“‘Proactive’ means they gave him more money,” former Purdue coach Gene Keady said Tuesday. “But money’s not keeping him from thinking about Missouri.
“It’s about having the opportunity to win a national title with the backing of everyone. He wants to know if an assistant coach needs a car (for a recruiting trip), he can get it. If something needs to be done, they’ll do it, so he doesn’t have to worry about all the nickel-and-dime stuff.
“It isn’t about money. I want him to stay, and Morgan wants him to stay.”
Financial Commitment to Purdue Program has been a Bigger Concern near Painter. Same like Last year When Purdue Lost Assistant Coach to Clemson. Missouri’s staffing Budget has been bigger than Purdue’s Finance.

Missouri Offered 7 Years contract of more than $14 Millions with Anderson, who elected to leave Arkansas,
Now if Painter say Good Bye, Purdue Need to search its 3rd Coach.
Need to wait for what decision come from Matt Painter. Stay Tuned with us.

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