Updated Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 9:45 a.m.
(WSCR) Sources told 670 The Score’s Terry Boers that the Bears and head coach Lovie Smith are in preliminary discussions on a two-year contract extension for the head coach.READ MORE: Timothy Wynn, 18, Charged In South Shore Home Invasion And Murder
Smith is currently under contract through the 2013 season.
However, Smith’s son and agent, Matthew Smith, told the Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure otherwise Tuesday.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened
“Coach’s only concern is bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Chicago. Any discussion regarding his contract would take place after the season,” he told the newspaper.
Heading into their bye week, the Bears are 4-1 under Smith this season.
Through 133 games, Smith has coached the Bears to a 75-58 record, including a Super Bowl appearance following the 2006 season.MORE NEWS: Coworkers Rally Around River North Bouncer Who Was Shot After He Refused To Let Man Into Clutch Bar
Smith is in his ninth season with the Bears.