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Louisville Coach Rick Pitino follows through on tattoo promise

April 26, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26 (UPI) -- University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino made good on a promise to his players by getting a tattoo when they won the national title.

Pitino, who made the promise to his players following a Feb. 9 loss to Notre Dame, went to Tattoo Salvation in Louisville Friday and received a tattoo from Adam Potts, who had volunteered his services after hearing of Pitino's promise, ESPN reported Friday.

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The tattoo on the coach's shoulder bears the Louisville "L," "2013," "NCAA Champions" and the team's final record of 35-5.

The team defeated Michigan 82-76 April 8 to win the national title.

"Our biggest motivation," senior guard Peyton Siva said after the victory, "was to get coach a tattoo."

Potts said the ink was on the house.

"I was running a free special for any Hall of Fame coaches who won an NCAA championship in the last 30 days," he said.

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