NBA fines Pacers coach Frank Vogel $15,000 for comments about officiating Heat
The NBA fined Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel $15,000 for comments made about the Miami Heat in relation to the league's officiating.
|Pacers coach Frank Vogel. (Getty Images)|
On Saturday, the NBA announced that Vogel had been fined $15,000 for comments made about the Heat and how they should be officiated during the upcoming Eastern Conference semifinals series, which begins on Sunday.
"They are the biggest flopping team in the NBA," Vogel said on Friday. "It'll be very interesting to see how the referees officiate the series and how much flopping they reward."
He continued: "Every drive to the basket, they have guys not making a play on the ball, but sliding in front of drivers. Oftentimes they're falling down even before contact is even being made. It'll be interesting to see how the series is officiated."
The Heat, by and large, brushed off Vogel's comments.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told the Sun-Sentinel that he "could care less."
"We understand that it's playoffs," All-Star guard Dwyane Wade said, according to the paper. "There's a lot of things to be said, mind games to be thrown out there. We can't let that affect us."
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The Celtics and Warriors opened the season with wins
The depleted Thunder were no match for the Warriors, who got their rings Tuesday
The Celtics pulled away in the second half for a 105-87 win
A theory was raised about why Kevin Durant was announced last during the ceremony
The Celtics beat the Sixers, 105-87 on opening night
The Warriors will receive their rings on opening night ahead of their matchup with the Thu...