John Beilein just couldn’t stand to sit still at the University of Michigan, go to the NCAA tournament every year and ride off into the sunset as a beloved coach who didn’t have to deal with drama and could have a very nice life. He just had to get a taste of the NBA and the dysfunction of the Cleveland Cavaliers. I’ve lost track of all the drama that’s gone on — the latest is Kevin Love acting like a huge baby on the court and pretty much trying to get the Cavs to trade him out of town — but it’s been heavy on drama and light on victories — 10.
And it all leads to what Wojo says was Beilein saying during a film session that the players were no longer playing “like a bunch of thugs.” Beilein says he meant “slugs.” And here we are with yet another moment for the city that creates content unlike other cities out there.
I didn’t want to get too judgemental here so I went out to see what the NSFWBDs think of this drama and how it all plays out for them. Have to say, the BDs didn’t go nuts like I thought they would. Seems like they know what John meant and they’re moving on.
After stunning players in a film session with a verbal suggestion that they were no longer playing “like a bunch of thugs,” Cavaliers coach John Beilein reached out individually to players tonight to insist he meant to use the word “slugs.” Story on ESPN: https://t.co/kqhRJ0qGjs
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 9, 2020