One of the motivational tactics Rick Pitino decided to use with his 2013 national champion Louisville squad was the promise of a tattoo. Pitino promised his players that he would get a tattoo commemorating their tournament run if they ended up cutting down the nets, and the 60-year-old kept his word.
As you can see from the photo above that Louisville senior associate athletic director of media relations Kenny Klein posted on Friday morning, Pitino got a Louisville logo, the words “NCAA Champions” and his team’s 2012-2013 season record on his back left shoulder. Here’s another angle that gives you a better idea of how big the tattoo is:
When you combine Pitino’s new tattoo with the vampire look he was rocking during the tournament, you get a pretty intimidating dude. If the promise of a tattoo helped motivate his players to win a national championship, I’m sure the Hall of Fame coach considers it to be well worth it.
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