Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Someday soon, Rick Pitino is going to have to explain the tattoo to his grandkids. But first, he's going to tell them the story of how getting into the Hall of Fame might have been only the second best thing that happened to him on a serendipitous Monday in April. Because barely 12 hours after Pitino became a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in sports, he did something no college basketball coach had ever done. He won a second national championship as Louisville beat Michigan 82-76, a victory that made him the only coach to take two different schools to the top of the heap. It came 17 years after Pitino's 1996 Kentucky team, a squad loaded with nine future pros, won in a walkover. This team was less about pure talent and more about grit. Their story begins with Luke Hancock, who recovered from a devastating shoulder injury and made all five of his 3-point attempts to earn the final game's most outstanding player. In what was only its latest display of unity, the team ra...
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