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Lions coach Jim Schwartz receives contract extension

The Detroit Lions gave head coach Jim Schwartz a new multi-year deal after he led the team to the their first playoff berth in 11 years. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions are putting their faith in head coach Jim Schwartz, agreeing on a new multi-year deal, according to a league source and detroitlions.com. No financial terms or the length of the contract were disclosed.

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

Schwartz, 46, will be entering his fourth season with the Lions taking over a team that went 0-16 the year before he got the job.  The Lions went 2-14 his first year, then 6-10 and 10-6 last season, losing to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Round. It was the Lions' first playoff berth in 11 seasons.

Schwartz was entering the final year of his deal that he signed in 2009.

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