Team preview: Purdue

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:18 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

An unusual off-season for the Purdue basketball program began with 67-year-old Gene Keady nearly accepting the head coaching job at the University of San Francisco.

Then Keady announced he would stay with the Boilermakers a final season to help groom his replacement, former Southern Illinois coach Matt Painter.

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