Let's be honest, folks. It's not hard to improve on what the Bobcats were, or rather, weren't able to achieve last season.
The Bobcats were literally the worst team in NBA history last season. They put up an abysmal 7-59 record and lost 23 straight.
If it sounds like I'm being harsh, I am. It's well-deserved. No room for apologists when the failure is so catastrophic.
Mike Dunlap is actually stepping into a pretty decent situation, depending on how you look at it. He's coming in at rock bottom, and the only way is up.
Dunlap will have to mold a handful of young, dynamic players on the team to reach their potential. An athletic draft pick in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will go a long way, and a coach like Dunlap is sure to get the most out of him.
While his head coaching experience in America amounts to a 248-50 record at Metro State (he coached three years in Australia), Dunlap did lead them to an NCAA tournament slot in each of his seasons there.
From 2006-2008, Dunlap was an assistant for the Denver Nuggets. Following that he was an assistant for St. John's University in the Big East.
Then Michael Jordan called, and when M.J. calls, you answer.
Along with proving the Bobcats aren't the joke we all think they are, Dunlap will have to prove he has the chops to be a head coach in the NBA.