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Dallas Stars extend coach Dave Tippett's deal by one year through 2009

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Dallas Stars coach Dave Tippett behind the bench. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Donna McWilliam/ file Author: The Hockey News

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Dallas Stars extend coach Dave Tippett's deal by one year through 2009

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DALLAS - The Dallas Stars have signed coach Dave Tippett to a one-year contract extension, through the end of the 2008-09 season.

Tippett is 212-109-45 in five seasons, the best record among active coaches. The 46-year-old has led the Stars to two 50-win seasons.

"Dave has don an outstanding job since the day he started here in Dallas and we expect that to continue," co-general manager Les Jackson said in a statement Friday.

Tippett's deal was set to expire in June.

"Our goal of winning the Stanley Cup has not changed over the years and we'll continue to pursue that goal together," Tippett said in a statement.

The Stars reached agreements with associate coach Rick Wilson and assistant coach Mark Lamb through the 2008-09 season.

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Dallas Stars extend coach Dave Tippett's deal by one year through 2009