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Bears fire coach Lovie Smith after 9 seasons

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 31, 2012 at 11:35 a.m.

— The Chicago Bears have fired coach Lovie Smith after the team missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons.

Smith was informed of the decision by general manager Phil Emery on Monday, a day after the Bears beat Detroit to finish 10-6 but still missed out on a playoff spot.

Smith led the Bears to a Super Bowl, but also saw his team collapse in the second half of the past two seasons. Hired in 2004, Smith led the Bears to three division titles, two NFC title games and a Super Bowl appearance in his nine seasons. His record is 81-63.

The Bears scheduled a news conference Tuesday to discuss the move.

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