Report: Cavs GM Cancelled Scouting Trip to Talk With Team About John Beilein Incident

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On Wednesday night, it was reported that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein inadvertently referred to his players as “thugs” in a recent film session.

As a result, instead of going on a scheduled scouting trip, Cavs general manager Koby Altman decided to join the team in order to gain further information about the incident and its repercussions.

According to an update from Fedor of, early feedback from the team is that things have calmed down since the incident. He also indicated that Cavs players are expressing approval for Beilein to stay on as head coach for the team.

“Sources say the feedback as of early Thursday morning was that the team is OK, players understand Beilein’s explanation and they can move forward with him as head coach,” he wrote. “Some players, sources say, weren’t even aware of Beilein’s poor word choice right away.”

Beyond that, it also seems that things have returned to normal as the Cavs prepare for a Thursday matchup against the Detroit Pistons.

It will be interesting to see if anything is done by the team moving forward. If Cavs players are truly moving on, chances are good the organization will too.

However, if this incident proves to impede upon Beilein’s ability to coach and lead, it may force Altman and the rest of the Cavs front office to take further action.

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