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Lions Sign Head Coach Jim Schwartz To Multi-Year Contract Extension

After taking the Lions from an 0-16 laughingstock to a 10-6 playoff team in just three seasons, Detroit gave head coach Jim Schwartz a new multi-year contract extension on Friday afternoon.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 13: Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions looks on in pre game prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 13: Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions looks on in pre game prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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While many people were wrapping up a busy week of work, the Detroit Lions swiftly and quietly agreed to a contract extension with head coach Jim Schwartz late on Friday afternoon.

The 46-year-old coach's new deal will quite obviously span multiple seasons, but the terms and length of the contract were unknown. What is clear, however, is that the Lions knew full well how badly they needed to do everything in their power to keep such a promising young coach in Motown.

After brushing aside numerous questions in recent months about his lack of long-term security due to his once-expiring deal, the enigmatic Schwartz can finally rest assured that the topic of discussion will finally shift away from him and to his football team. Arguably the biggest driving force in Detroit's complete 180 degree turnaround as an organization, it's comforting for Lions fans that Schwartz won't be going anywhere for a while.

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