New deal will keep Stars coach Tippett in Dallas until '08-'09

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars signed coach Dave Tippett on
Friday 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

"Dave has done 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.

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.