Jim Schwartz on the Lions sideline in Cleveland, OH, August 19, 2011
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. - As long as the Lions keep winning, fans can keep looking forward to Jim Schwartz's patented fist pumps on the sideline.
Friday, the team agreed to a new deal with the head coach, keeping him at the helm of the Lions.
Schwartz declined comment on his contract for over a year, saying he the next time he would discuss it would be the first time.
He was entering the final year of his original four-year deal signed in 2009. Since that point, he inherited an 0-16 team and turned them into a playoff participant.
18-30 in three seasons, capped by a 10-6 playoff berth, the Lions have experienced a resurgence under Schwartz.
The 46-year old coach came to Detroit after serving as the defensive coordinator under Jeff Fisher in Tennessee.
WXYZ confirmed with the Lions that a new deal had been reached, but would not disclose any figures or length.
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