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Purdue Basketball: Coach Painter Named to Top 10

Yes, Coach Painter is a very good basketball coach.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Illinois Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.