Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy spoke at length in the second quarter of Saturday's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls about the firing of David Blatt and how it's aftermath was written by the media.

"Just to go back, saying 'LeBron James never accepted (Blatt)', I don't think that's fair. I think that's speculation.

"What's been documented, it's not fair to David Blatt," said Jackson. "If you're going to write a story, don't give me an unnamed source and then attack his character. Tell me who it is. It's not fair to him and his time here. 

"Nothing is more predictable than after a coach is fired that soon after sportswriters who are trying to curry favor with those people and trying to gain more access and more information that they immediately attack that coach's character and competence," said Van Gundy. "It happens all the time. It happened to you (speaking to Jackson) in Golden State.

"People will say 'why would they do something so despicable and without character.'

"It helps them in their job to gain favor with those people they want information from. Sportswriting has never had less, I don't know what the word would be, but it's never been at this lowest.

"You can always tell a hit piece by two things: is it one-sided and is it unsourced?"

Jackson then appeared to directly reference Adrian Wojnarowski, who wrote a piece this week about how Jackson was the preferred choice of James' camp to become head coach of the Cavaliers.

"By doing that, you may be known as the best in the business by a one-sided hit job. You may be known by your nickname if you go out on a limb and do that constantly."