Bears extend Lovie Smith's contract for two years

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Bears have given coach Lovie Smith a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2013 season, the Bears said on Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"To get a chance to continue to coach here is special," Smith said in a statement.

In seven seasons with Chicago, Smith has won three NFC North championships and posted a 66-52 overall record, including a 3-3 playoff mark.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; editing by Justin Palmer)