Mizzou misses on it’s man. Purdue University and head men’s basketball coach Matt Painter have agreed on a new eight-year contract through the 2018-19 season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“We are thrilled to announce that Matt will continue his leadership of our men’s basketball program at his alma mater,” athletics director Morgan Burke said. “He has been at the helm of the winningest four-year period in the storied history of Boilermaker basketball, and we pledge to work with him to win championships.”
In a statement posted on Purdue’s official website, Painter said “I am extremely excited about continuing my career at Purdue. I believe we have built something very special. At the same time, I feel we have much more ahead of us to accomplish. There’s a lot to be excited about right now with Purdue basketball. We are moving into our new offices and locker room complex over the next couple of weeks. Our program is built on hard work, and we are ready to get back to improving as a team and a staff. At the end of the day, my heart is at Purdue, and this is a place where I want to win a national championship.”
Painter is in Florida and will return to campus later today or tomorrow. Missouri will now continue its search for option two on their list.