NBA: Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel fined $15,000 for Miami Heat comments (Video)

By on May 13, 2012 in Basketball, Sports, United States Comments

The National Basketball Association (NBA) fined Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel worth $15,000 for his comments about Miami Heat, with the video showing Vogel airing his comments available below, along with the reaction of Heat‘s coach and players.

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel, on
his comments about Miami Heat

Image Credit: WSVN video

As noted at US sports sites on Saturday, May 12, 2012, NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson issued the $15,000-fine to Frank Vogel for his Miami Heat comments on Thursday, which was also confirmed by writer Sam Amick on his official Twitter account.

Indiana coach Frank Vogel fined $15,000 by NBA for comments made Thursday about how officials should handle the upcoming series with Miami.” Sam Amick (@sam_amick) tweeted about four hours ago.

“They are the biggest flopping team in the NBA. It will be very interesting to see how the referees officiate this series and how much flopping they reward.” Vogel was quoted telling to reporters, referring to Miami Heat, whose player LeBron James won the 2012 NBA MVP also on Saturday.

“Every time you drive to the basket, they’ve got guys not making a play on the ball, but sliding in front of drivers, often times they’re falling down before contact is even made. It’ll be very interesting to see how this series is officiated.” Vogel added.

“I could care less. We could care less. We’re a physical team, and part of our defensively philosophy is to put our bodies in front of offensive players and that’s what we’ve done now for years and years here in the Miami Heat organization.” Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra responded.

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel, making his comments against Miami Heat, coach and players react
Video Credit: jcw44762/YouTube/WSVN

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