Reports: Kubiak stays with Texans

Updated: February 2, 2010, 7:09 PM ET
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HOUSTON -- Coach Gary Kubiak has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the Houston Texans through the 2012 season according to two reports Tuesday.

The new deal voids the last year of the five-year contract he signed when he joined the team in 2006 and is for the next three seasons according to the Houston Chronicle and Houston television station KRIV. He told the two outlets he wanted this so his contract would end the same year as his assistant coaches.

"I'm real excited about it," Kubiak said to the Chronicle. "[Owner] Bob [McNair] has always been very good to me. I respect him a great deal. I'm glad he's got the confidence in me to finish what we started when we came here. We've got a great opportunity to have something real special."

The Texans went 9-7 for their first winning record this season, but came just short of reaching the playoffs for the first time.

Kubiak, who spent 11 years as Denver's offensive coordinator before coming to Houston, took over the team after it posted a franchise-worst 2-14 record.

A message left for Kubiak by The Associated Press wasn't immediately returned.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.