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PHOENIX It only took a year for the Diamondbacks to understand and appreciate the value of Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson. The two were awarded new contracts not so much because the Diamondbacks won in 2011 but because they built a winning atmosphere that management believes set a foundation for long-term success.
The sides agreed on new three-year deals in October just days after the end of the D-backs' turnaround a 94-victory season although the news did not come out until late Thursday.
"Their greatest contributions were a change of culture," D-backs managing partner Ken Kendrick said early Friday. "From the first day, that was the mindset they brought. They (players) needed to learn how to win, and that's what (Towers and Gibson) taught them to do. This is a lot about leadership and creating a mindset of winning, and the continuation of understanding that winning is why we are all here. We wanted to show our confidence in them."
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have rewarded head coach Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers for a solid season, signing both men to contract extensions.Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall made the announcement Thursday.Gibson led Arizona to a 94-win campaign and its first playoff berth since 2007. The club went on to lose to the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Division Series...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson through 2014.
Towers and Gibson each had their contracts extended three years. There also are mutual options for two more years that must be exercised by 2013, but also could be triggered by performance incentives.
Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall says the team...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts for Kirk Gibson and Kevin Towers, according to CEO Derrick Hall (via Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic).
“I really enjoyed watching the two of them work together,” Hall said. “Obviously I was pleased with the results from the first season. Kirk Gibson, in particular, proved that he is a major league manager, as prepared...
The Arizona Diamondbacks extended the contracts of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson through the 2014 season.
The three-year extensions for the two men include mutual options for two additional years, the club announced Friday.
The Diamondbacks enjoyed a quick turnaround in Gibson's first year on the job. They won 94 games and made the playoffs on the heels...
Coming off a wildly successful first season together, General Manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson were rewarded with new contracts, Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said Thursday.
The Diamondbacks have signed GM Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson to new contracts, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (on Twitter). Both are now signed through 2014 with team options for 2015-16.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson through 2014.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson through 2014. Towers and Gibson each had their contracts extended three years. There also are mutual options for two more years that must be exercised by 2013, but also could be triggered by performance incentives.
The D-backs, on the heels of a wildly successful season that saw them win the National League West, awarded their manager, Kirk Gibson, and general manager, Kevin Towers, with contract extensions on Thursday.
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team has "pretty much agreed to terms" with catcher Henry Blanco on a new deal.
The D'Backs have "pretty much agreed to terms" on a new deal for catcher Henry Blanco, GM Kevin Towers confirmed to Nick Piecoro of the Arizana Republic (on Twitter).