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Thomas Dimitroff signs multi-year contract extension

Once a little known part of the New England Patriots front office, Thomas Dimitroff has created his own identity since joining the Atlanta Falcons as general manager.

(And that identity doesn’t just come from his confidence to rock increasingly spiky hair.  Although that helps.)

Dimitroff has won the Sporting News executive of the year award twice in three seasons as Atlanta’s general manager. That work was rewarded on Wednesday when the Falcons handed him a multi-year contract extension.

Both Dimitroff and his boss stressed the importance of the relationship between the front office and coach Mike Smith.

“This extension of Thomas’ contract ensures that he and Coach Smith, whose contract was extended last month, will be able to continue to work together on solidifying the long-term sustainability and success of our football team,” Falcons Owner Arthur Blank said in a statement.

“First, I would like to thank Mr. Blank for the confidence and support he has shown in me and in Coach Smith over the past three seasons,” Dimitroff said. “I look forward to working with Smitty and his coaching staff as we continue our journey of bringing NFL championship caliber football to Falcons fans and to the city of Atlanta.”

With the quarterback position taken care of, the Falcons should enjoy enviable continuity in the coming years.

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4 Responses to “Thomas Dimitroff signs multi-year contract extension”
  1. truwarier90 says: Mar 9, 2011 3:23 PM

    next order of business:

    -bring back the throwback uniforms and play in a outdoor stadium.

  2. jamoe17 says: Mar 9, 2011 3:54 PM

    Not to bash the guy, he’s done a fine job as Falcons GM and deserves an extension, but does anyone know what Dimitroff did this past season that was award worthy?

    2010 Exec of the Year should have come down to Mark Dominik of the Bucs and Ted Thompson of the Packers (even if voting was done prior to the SB run).

  3. thefiesty1 says: Mar 9, 2011 4:06 PM

    Who????? Never heard of him. Must have been keeping a very low profile. Sounds like some the Cowboys need.

  4. JohnnySinns says: Mar 9, 2011 4:19 PM

    I beat this dude is living like Sheen.

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