About a month after general manager Ted Thompson was handed a three-year extension, coach Mike McCarthy was awarded an extension on Friday. Terms were not disclosed by the team but it was expected to be of equal length to keep McCarthy and Thompson on the same path. That's exactly what the Packers did following their run to the NFC title game in 2007, when they were both extended through the 2012 season.
"I want to thank the Green Bay Packers, especially Mark Murphy and Ted Thompson, for the continued commitment and confidence they have shown in our program," McCarthy said in a statement released by the team.
"We were very excited to bring the Lombardi Trophy back home this past season, and we look forward to the challenge of continuing to improve as a football team and adding to the championship legacy here. My family and I love being in Green Bay. It's always going to be my home, and we are very happy to continue to be a part of this community."
Since a 6-10 season in 2008, McCarthy led the team to an 11-5 record in 2009 and 10-6 in 2010. Including a 4-1 mark in the playoffs, he's coached the Packers to a 25-12 mark (.676). In five seasons in all, Green Bay is 53-34 (.609) under McCarthy.
"We are very pleased to finalize this agreement with Mike," Thompson said in a statement. "He's a good football coach, a good leader, and a good man. I look forward to working with Mike into the future."
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