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Argonauts announce contract extension for Milanovich

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The Toronto Argonauts extended the contract of head coach Scott Milanovich on Thursday.

"Scott Milanovich has had an excellent first year as a head coach. We are building a future based on stability and continuity and it is an important step in that process," said Argos chairman and CEO Chris Rudge. "Our team has been both highly competitive and exciting, and I am pleased that General Manager Jim Barker has worked to ensure that Scott will be our on-field leader into the future."

Milanovich, who took over for Jim Barker last Dec. 1, led the Double Blue to a 9-9 record this past season, good enough for second place in the East Division with a home playoff game -- the first for the franchise since 2007 -- against the Edmonton Eskimos this Sunday.

"I'm glad to extend my time in Toronto and I want to thank Jim Barker and the club for committing to what we've started here," Milanovich said. "Having this kind of endorsement from the organization allows me to continue to work closely with Jim to extend our plans for this football team further into the future. I believe the pieces are in place here to help my staff and me ensure this organization will compete for the Grey Cup year in and year out."

11/08 17:35:35 ET

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