"I say this very humbly, and I mean it," Pitino said. "There's not a doubt in my mind that I would not have won a championship with that basketball team. I didn't think it was a championship-caliber team."Pitino again benchmark for Tubby's team | courier-journal | The Courier-Journal Wow. I have said it. Others have said it. Now Pitino has said it. But too many UK fans find it easy not to believe it.