The Purdue Boilermakers were able to persuade men's basketball coach Matt Painter to stay at his alma mater with a new 8-year contract extention this afternoon according to the Purdue official athletic website Purduesports.com.
Said 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.
"At the end of the day, my heart is at Purdue, and this is a place where I want to win a national championship."
No terms of the new contract were given.
Painter is in Florida and will return to campus later today or tomorrow.
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