SANTA CLARA -- Jim Harbaugh on Thursday reiterated his time-honored stance about not discussing his contract in public, though he said he "absolutely" wants to be the 49ers coach for many years.

Harbaugh is in the third year of a five-year, $25 million contract he signed in 2011, when he was the most sought after coach by NFL teams — the Dolphins, Broncos and Raiders also wooed Harbaugh.

Owner Jed York said earlier this month that he intends to sit down with Harbaugh at the end of this season and talk about an extension for Harbaugh, who has guided the 49ers to the playoffs each of his first two seasons and is on the verge of doing so again this season.

York said he hopes that the Harbaugh has the ultimate leverage during the planned meeting because that would mean that the 49ers won the Super Bowl.

In the interim, Harbaugh said he isn't interested in talking about specifics when it comes to his contract.

"When it comes to talk about contracts, I've always felt that it's in nobody's best interest to publicly discuss that," Harbaugh said.

When pressed on whether he is interested in coaching the 49ers for many years, Harbaugh said: "Absolutely."

He also poked fun of recent reports that linked him to the coaching vacancy at the University of Texas.

"We can all agree that an unnamed source is hearsay," Harbaugh said. "Beware of unnamed sources. They speak with forked tongue."

Harbaugh also dismissed any suggestion that there's friction between he and general manager Trent Baalke, and he characterized their relationship as "good."

"It's the 49ers way; the team, the team, the team," Harbaugh said of the way he and Baalke approach their jobs. "Everybody does a little, and it adds up to be a lot.

"Nobody is above the team. Nobody more important. Nobody less important. There are hundreds of people in this organization, and we all have a role, we all contribute to the best of our ability. That's the team, the team, the team. We win as a team."

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