AgreeIf you can't recruit good players, you can't win consistently. You don't need all 5 stars to win but you need enough talent and enough guys that fit your system otherwise you'll get fired.
The reason Coach K, Wooden, Summit, Auriemma, Knight, etc etc etc are all good is because they have good players. How did they get those good players? They paid them! (or recruited them) and that is why they win.
Tony Bennett doesn't have a team of 5 stars but he has talented guys that fit his system really well. It is on him if he has untalented guys that don't fit his system.
Pitino having a shit bench, no depth and guys that don't fit whatever his system is falls on him, as the head coach.