Indianapolis Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter has had one of the most successful runs in school history.
It looks like he’s about to cash in.
Painter will meet with Missouri officials regarding their vacant head-coaching position. However, Purdue said in a statement that it is committed to keeping him.
“The Board of Trustees, president (France) Cordova and (athletic director) Morgan Burke clearly demonstrated the university’s commitment to him and to our men’s basketball program,” Purdue spokesman Tom Schott said during a hastily arranged teleconference. “We are proactive. Although we will not go into any details at this time, we encourage Matt to stay, through our words and action. We want Matt to remain a Boilermaker.”