Michael Jordan's Bobcats are the NBA's most surprising team so far this season.
Charlotte (6-4) has won five of its past six games and is one win away from matching last year's win total.
The turnaround is impressive considering the Bobcats finished last season 7-59 and with the worst winning percentage (.106) in league history. They lost their final 23 games of the season.
But under the direction of defensive-oriented coach Mike Dunlap, they've been competitive and have developed a knack for closing games. Charlotte is 5-0 in contests decided by four points or less - and without much NBA experience on the roster.
That's doesn't bother Dunlap.
''The most important part is to sell your system and what you're doing with a purpose,'' Dunlap said. ''There's nothing like wins to help that out.''
If players had any doubt about Dunlap's style, the six wins have helped eliminated that.
What Dunlap has been preaching ...