Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo knows the value of a good coach. And he spoke with his nephew and 49ers CEO Jed York about that subject on Saturday.

DeBartolo, who lives in Tampa, said the 49ers and coach Jim Harbaugh are “well on their way” to getting a contract extension completed.

When asked how important it is for York to lock up Harbaugh to a long-term contract, DeBartolo answered, “I think it’s very important.”

DeBartolo, who plans to attend the 49ers' final game at Candlestick Park next week, spoke to reporters about an hour before the 49ers' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.