Dunlap served three seasons in Australia (1994–1996) as head coach of the Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League. Dunlap signed to coach Adelaide for 5 years at approximately AU$200,000 per year, making him the NBL's first million dollar coach. Dunlap was successful in taking the team to the NBL Grand Final in 1994 against the North Melbourne Giants and the semi-finals in 1995 and 1996. Over his three season in Adelaide Dunlap compiled a 59–36 record before returning to the USA just weeks before the 1997 season following the sudden death of his father. Dunlap is credited as the coach who kick-started the NBL career of the 36ers all-time leading home grown player Brett Maher.
In the 2011–12 NBA season the Charlotte Bobcats record was an NBA worst ever 7–59. Dunlap joined the team on June 20, 2012. In the early part of the 2012–13 season, the Bobcats had a 7–5 record, with Charlotte matching its win total from the previous season. However, at that point, the Bobcats went on an 18-game losing streak from which they never recovered. They ultimately finished 21–61, the second-worst record in the NBA. On April 23, 2013, the Bobcats announced that Dunlap would not be returning as coach. He joined Loyola Marymount in 2014.
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