Jim Harbaugh has led the 49ers to their most successful run since Steve Young and George Seifert ran the show. But the 49ers appear to be in no hurry to lock up their head coach before he goes into a contract year.
Earlier this week San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York announced that the team had decided to wait until after the 2014 season to renew contract extension talks with head coach Jim Harbaugh.
“We actually just had this conversation [Wednesday],” York said on CSN Bay Area’s Yahoo! SportsTalk Live. “Lots of people were talking to him about it. We just said, ‘You know what, let’s not do anything during the season. Let’s sit down a week or so after the season is over and let everybody know we’re not focused on anything that’s off the field right now.’
“Jim and I will sit down a week or so after the season is over and we’ll figure out where we go.”
Harbaugh joined the 49ers after coaching Stanford from 2007 to 2010. In his first year he led the team to a 13-3 record and won the NFC West division title, leading the 49ers to the NFC Championship game in the process. In his second year the team won the divsion title again and went to the Superbowl, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens. In his third year Harbaugh made the NFC Championship game for his third straight year. He has accumulated a 36-11 record in the regular season.