John Beilein is getting the NBA rookie treatment
TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer
December 7, 2019, 7:44 AM
4 min read
Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson battled Orlando’s big men and then defended his rookie coach.
At least some of the Cavaliers have John Beilein’s back.
Following a 93-87 loss to the Magic — Cleveland’s 11th loss in 12 games — Thompson said he was disappointed to learn that some of his teammates had anonymously criticized Beilein, the former Michigan coach hired by the Cavs to develop their young roster during a massive rebuild.
Thompson said he was unaware of the report by The Athletic, which didn’t identify three players who said they were unhappy