The Denver Nuggets will forever be the 2022-2023 NBA champions, and their head coach wanted a piece of that forever.

So, Michael Malone got a tattoo to commemorate the team’s first NBA title.

Malone, 51, got a tattoo of the Nuggets’ first mascot, Maxie the Miner, holding the Larry O’Brien trophy on his left shoulder.

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Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone speaks to the media after winning the NBA Finals, June 12, 2023, at Ball Arena in Denver. (Jamie Schwaberow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Maxie was the team’s mascot from 1974 to 1981, from his ABA days.

The Nuggets swept the LA Lakers in the West to pass the Miami Heat in the nba finals, which Denver won in five games. Denver, led by Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, was the most consistent team in the NBA all year, earning the top spot in the West and showing why during the playoffs.

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Head coach Michael Malone reacts during the Denver Nuggets victory parade and rally after winning the NBA Championship at Civic Center Park on June 15, 2023 in Denver. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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«What a great day for celebrate a championship, But we still have not finished. We’re greedy bastards, baby. We’re getting another one,» Malone said at the team’s championship parade last week.

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Head coach Michael Malone speaks during the Denver Nuggets victory parade and rally after winning the NBA Championship at Civic Center Park on June 15, 2023 in Denver. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Jokic was the MVP of the Finals, averaging 37 points, 12.3 assists, and 12 rebounds per game in the playoffs.

Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.