Boiler fans love him. Boiler fans hate him. It is a controversial topic on social media, on this website, on GBI and on Facebook. But, in the end, Coach Painter is here to stay.
Today, Coach Painter was named to the top 10 for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award.
RELEASE: #Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter named 1-of-10 semifinalists for @NaismithTrophy Coach of the Year.— Purdue Men’s Basketball (@BoilerBall) February 23, 2018
Coach Painter is a great coach. Being named to the final 10 of this award is such an honor and testament to his ability to develop and grow young men at Purdue.
I am a Coach Painter homer. But, I am not sure there is another Coach that could do what he has done at Purdue - other than Gene Keady.
Congratulations, Coach Painter. This is well deserved.