Cardinals coach keeps promise, gets 'L' tattoo

In this photo provided by the University of Louisville Athletics and tweeted by Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein early Friday, April 26, 2013, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino sports an NCAA champions tattoo in Louisville, Ky..  The coach followed through on his promise to players to get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the NCAA college basketball championship. (AP Photo/University of Louisville Athletics, Kenny Klein)

In this photo provided by the University of Louisville Athletics and tweeted by Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein early Friday, April 26, 2013, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino sports an NCAA champions tattoo in Louisville, Ky.. The coach followed through on his promise to players to get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the NCAA college basketball championship. (AP Photo/University of Louisville Athletics, Kenny Klein)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino is now inked up.

The Louisville coach followed through Friday on his promise to get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the NCAA championship, adorning his left shoulder blade with the school's old-English 'L' emblem in red. He got it done at Tattoo Salvation, a parlor east of campus, and the emblem is perpendicularly surrounded by the words '2013 NCAA champions, 35-5.'

Athletic department spokesman Kenny Klein tweeted pictures of a topless Pitino with the tattoo on his back and a close-up of the finished product. The NCAA championship trophy was nearby.

The 60-year-old Pitino revealed the design earlier in the week and his plans to get it done before the Kentucky Derby on May 4. He's part owner of Goldencents, considered a strong Derby contender.

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Comments » 3

the_truth_can_be_brutal writes:

This article was listed under SEC news. I hate to be the one to inform the KNS, but UL is not in the SEC.

JSmith525 writes:

If the Wildkitten fans hadn't of ran ole Rick off, he might have had a half dozen championships by now!

Katphan29 writes:

in response to JSmith525:

If the Wildkitten fans hadn't of ran ole Rick off, he might have had a half dozen championships by now!

That's Ok, we got 8 more than you ;-)

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