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Friday June 21st, 2013

The Coyotes and coach Dave Tippett agreed to a contract extension. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The Coyotes and coach Dave Tippett agreed to a contract extension. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes agreed to terms on a long-term contract extension with head coach Dave Tippett, the team announced Friday.

The financial terms and length of contract were not disclosed in a press release sent by the team.

The Coyotes have a record of 156-96-42 and have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs three times in Tippett's four seasons with team. Tippett has a record of 427-252-107 in 10 seasons as an NHL head coach.

"I am thrilled to stay with the Coyotes,” said Tippett. “Don has done a very good job of assembling a great staff and group of players here and I like the direction we are headed. We've started to build a strong foundation and we are both looking forward to continuing to build a winning team here in the Valley and taking the next step as a first class organization.”

MUIR: Is this the end for the Phoenix Coyotes? In 2011-12, Tippett led the Coyotes to a 42-27-13 record and the team's first division championship. The team also made it into to the Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history.

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