Despite a promising 2023 campaign, the Adelaide Crows won't be rushed into a premature contract extension for senior coach Matthew Nicks.

The Crows, in spite of controversially missing out on finals football this year, improved dramatically under Nicks, who in 2023 capped his fourth year as the head man at West Lakes and is set to come out of contract at the end of next season.

Adelaide, having not played finals football since its runner-up 2017 season, registered an 11-12 campaign this year; narrowly missing out on September participation but shaping its future nicely for the coming seasons.

However, while Nicks' Crows are exhibiting promising signs from their ascending list, Adelaide CEO Tim Silvers has stressed his club won't be rushed into any decisions regarding cementing Nicks' long-term future as the boss at West Lakes; citing the attention cross-town rivals Port Adelaide received regarding Ken Hinkley's contract situation.

"I did watch that (Port Adelaide situation) a little bit from afar," Silvers began via SEN.

"You don't want to be pressured by the media narrative.

"What I can say about Nicks is he has done a terrific job for his four years in total. He's got the respect of our playing group, he's building a good culture, he's got good assistants around him and I think he's doing a really good job.

"We haven't put a timeline on a contract extension. That's something we would pick up in the future."

After ushering in Gold Coast Suns forward Chris Burgess and offloading Shane McAdam to Melbourne during October's trade period, the Crows' list brains trust turns its focus to next week's pair of draft nights, beginning Monday, October 20 at Marvel Stadium.

Adelaide presently holds picks 10, 14, and 20 after orchestrating exchanges with the Suns and Demons, as well as gaining a compensation selection for the departure of free agent Tom Doedee to the Brisbane Lions.