Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook celebrates the Rose Bowl victory with Kirk Gibson last month. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Gibby appears to have found a home.
Kirk Gibson, a legendary player with the Tigers, has agreed to an extension to keep managing the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced Monday afternoon.
The sides were believed to be close to an extension earlier this offseason, and management made that clear when Gibsonís name first surfaced for the Tigers job following Jim Leylandís retirement.
The terms were not disclosed, other than the deal takes him beyond the 2014 season.
Gibson, 56, has managed the Diamondbacks since the middle of the 2010 season.
In 2011, he guided Arizona to the National League West title, earning manager of the year honors. That year, the Diamondbacks lost to the Brewers in the NL Division Series.
His managerial record is 290-279, including .500 seasons each of the past two years.
Gibson maintains a home in Metro Detroit and remains an avid support of his alma mater, Michigan State. He saw the Spartans beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl last month.