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Packers Sign Coach McCarthy To New Multi-Year Deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike McCarthy embraced Green Bay’s culture from the first day he arrived as coach of the Packers. After his first Super Bowl championship, he’ll stay in the NFL’s smallest market for years to come.

McCarthy signed a new multiyear contract Friday less than a month after the Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 for Green Bay’s 13th NFL championship.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to finalize this agreement with Mike,” Packers general manager Ted 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.”

McCarthy’s previous contract ran through 2012, and both he and Thompson had been locked up for five years when they signed previous extensions after the 2007 season.

Thompson received his new multiyear extension on Feb. 11, meaning it was only a matter of time before his hand-picked coach received a new deal, too.

“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,” McCarthy said in a statement. “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.”

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