49ers’ Jim Harbaugh Denies Rift with Front Office

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Ralph Fresso/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is refuting any reports that he and the team have a strained relationship, and that he may be traded the Cleveland Browns.

“I see all these reports about how I want to be the highest-paid coach in football,” Harbaugh told Sports Illustrated. “They presume I covet some kind of extension. I have never said to anybody that I want to be the highest-paid coach in football. I have never said that to anybody — my wife, my brother, my dad. I make plenty of money.”

“[There’s] zero opportunity or chance of [leaving] in my mind,” he added.

Harbaugh has turned the 49ers into one of the best teams in the NFL since taking over prior to the 2011 season. In three seasons, Harbaugh has gone 36-11-1, taking the team to two NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl.

Before Harbaugh came to San Francisco, the team won 37 games from 2005-2010 combined.

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