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Report: Cavaliers Played Songs That Included 'Thug' After John Beilein's Comment

Cleveland Cavaliers players started to tune out former coach John Beilein as early as training camp due to his attitude toward the team, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Jason Lloyd and Joe Vardon.

Beilein is reportedly stepping down from his brief tenure as Cleveland's coach in the midst of culture issues. The 67-year-old coach reportedly was unable to relate to players consistently or build lasting relationships.

The disconnect between Beilein and the players was shown after a Jan. 8 incident, during which the coach called his players a "bunch of thugs" in a film session.