Purdue signs Matt Painter to extension

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Purdue and head coach Matt Painter have agreed to a three-year contract extension.

The deal will not be official until later in the summer, but when it is confirmed by the university, it will lock Painter up through the 2022 season.

Painter’s current deal extends through the 2019 season. In 2011, Painter signed an eight-year deal with Purdue after overtures from Missouri. That contract did not include a buyout, meaning that the school would be on the hook for every dollar that they owed Painter for the remainder of the contract. That’s relevant because the biggest indicator of job security for a head coach at the college level is the buyout, not the number of years left on his deal.