Update: Purdue University Rep Blames Donors For Matt Painter Situation

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As you may have heard, Matt Painter left the Purdue Boilermakers in order to take the Mizzou job. At least that’s what every single person on Twitter with an interest in college hoops said Monday night. This was of course retracted. But then legit media outlets like Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Matt Painter called Missouri AD Mike Alden to accept his offer. 670 The Score Chicago said it’s a done deal. The Indy Star disputed it.

And now multiple outlets are saying that he is staying in West Lafayette. Word is still not official until it comes from either school.

Purdue has a reputation as one of the lower paying jobs in the Big Ten. Not actually a low-paying job; just low by what the other leagues coaches make. Therefore, the idea of Painter’s status in limbo meant it was a perfect situation for the Athletic Department to exploit; by scaring their donors into giving more money.

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Twitter (Wrong Again) has Matt Painter to Missouri a Done Deal

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It’s coaching carousel season. Now that only four college basketball teams remain, it’s time for the coaching dominoes to start falling. Purdue Boilermakers Coach Matt Painter…to Missouri? Multiple sources report this is a done deal.

And with Painter leaving the Big Ten for Mizzou, (and this isn’t confirmed yet) the rumor mill continues to churn about Butler Bulldogs Brad Stevens taking Painter’s place in West Lafayette.

But before we go down that road, let’s back up a minute. Painter is meeting with Mizzou within the next 24 hours, and supposedly the job is his, if he wants it. No contract has been signed yet. Despite the whole “Twitter verse” saying otherwise.

 

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