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Official: Matt Painter Turns Down Missouri, Stays At Purdue

It's official. Purdue's official site has a story up now announcing that Matt Painter has signed an eight-year extension with Purdue. That means he turned down the Missouri Tigers job offer. Multiple reports, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, said Painter was headed to Mizzou but that is not the case.

The Purdue announcement even has quotes from Painter:

"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."


And from Purdue's AD Morgan Burke:

"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."

To see how Mizzou fans are handling this, check out Rock M Nation.