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Shoe customizer makes special Nike Kobe IX for Geno Auriemma

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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma speaks to players after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut won 79-58. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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In honor of the UConn women’s team’s ninth national title, one in which the Huskies finished with an unblemished record of 40-0, shoe customizer Mache (Dan Gamache) collaborated with Nike to make a special Kobe IX for head coach Geno Auriemma.

The details on the shoe are impressive to say the least, with the UConn logo (both the old and new Husky logos appear on the shoe, in fact) and words/phrases such as “tradition,” “never graduate,” and “Geno” within the design. And for those hopeful that more will be produced, these will be the only pair made. And they’re for the head coach.

Photo credits: Mache275 Instagram

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