Giants extend Tom Coughlin’s contract

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The New York Giants have announced that head coach Tom Coughlin’s contract has been extended through the 2014 season.

This coming season was the final year of Coughlin’s current deal, so the Giants essentially gave him a two-year extension.

Coughlin expressed his gratitude for being able to continue to be the Giants head coach.

“It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a privilege to be the head coach of the New York Giants,” said Coughlin. “I’m thankful to John Mara and Steve Tisch and their families for their support and the recognition of what our players and coaches have accomplished. And I’m grateful for the working relationship Jerry Reese and I have. We’ve got a lot of work left to do.”

“I wanted Tom as our head coach going all the way back to the early ‘90s,” said Mara, “so it was with great confidence that Ernie Accorsi and I recommended to my father and Bob Tisch in 2004 that we hire Tom. Of course, my father didn’t need to be convinced. He saw what we have all seen, a man who has a singular focus and incredible dedication when it comes to his work. In so many ways, Tom represents to me who and what the head coach of our franchise should be.”

“Tom is a winner and he’s a fighter,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “And I enjoy and appreciate working with him. From where I sit, I couldn’t ask for more in a head coach.”

Update: Coughlin’s contract is worth $20 million over three years.

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