Lovie Smith signs with IMG

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Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith will be represented by IMG Worldwide, as his agent and son signed with the sports management firm.

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith will be represented by IMG Worldwide when he negotiates his next contract extension. Smith is represented by his son, Matthew Smith, who just joined IMG, one of the largest sports management firms in the world.

Matthew Smith, 26, negotiated the two-year extension his father, Lovie, signed in February of 2011. Bears general manager Phil Emery, in his first year on the job, said he would determine Smith's future with the franchise after the end of the season.

The Chicago Bears are currently 5-1 and lead the NFC North. Smith has been the head coach in Chicago since 2004. Smith lead the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006, where they lost to the Indianapolis Colts. In his eight seasons in Chicago, Smith has coached the Bears to three NFC North titles. Smith is 76-58 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs as a head coach.

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