"Hush fell over the room" Wojnarowski wrote.
Beilein said the players were no longer playing “like a bunch of thugs" instead of “slugs,” which was a critical error by the first-year head coach.
He reached out to his players individually and clarified his comments with Wojnarowski.
Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman is reportedly looking into the situation. Beilein is expected to address the media on Thursday before the Cavaliers' matchup with the Pistons in Detroit.