Leicester Riders guard Bradd Wierzbicki says head coach Rob Paternostro's ability to knit the team together is behind their impressive form.
Riders have won all four BBL matches so far this season and are through to the semi-finals of the BBL Cup.
Wierzbicki told BBC Radio Leicester: "He's done a great job recruiting a team that plays together.
"Finding the chemistry to put guys together from all over the world, to me, is the most impressive part."
Wierzbicki added: "And he does it every year so it's not like it's a one-time thing.
"He is a great coach to play for. He tries so hard, he takes your suggestions and does all the little things that a great coach needs to do."