Source: Lions sign head coach Jim Schwartz to a new multi-year contract extension

Posted by ttwentyman on June 29, 2012 – 4:12 pm

The Lions and head coach Jim Schwartz have agreed on a new multi-year contract extension, according to a league source. The length of the contract and financial terms were unknown.

The Lions and Schwartz have been steadfast in their refusal in not commenting on his contract this offseason.

“The next time I comment on my contract will be the first time,” Schwartz has said a number of times.

It always seemed like it was just a matter of time before the Lions and Schwartz would come to an agreement on a new deal, though. Schwartz, 46, has transformed an 0-16 organization to a 10-6 playoff team in only three seasons on the job. The Lions have gotten incrementally better in each of Schwartz’ three seasons, playing to a 2-14 record in 2009, 6-10 in 2010 and 10-6 in 2011. The Lions are expected to compete for a NFC North title and playoff spot this season.

Schwartz was entering the 2012 season in the final year of a four-year contract he signed back in January of 2009.

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