Found May 12, 2012 on Sports-Glory:

Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for his comments on how the officials should call the Pacers' upcoming series with the Miami Heat.


Mike Wells of the 
Indianapolis Star:


“They are the biggest flopping team in the NBA,” Vogel said. “It’ll be very interesting to see how the referees officiate the series and how much flopping they reward.”

The Heat, who eliminated the New York Knicks on Wednesday, were fourth in the league in points allowed and fifth in the league in field goal percentage defense during the regular season. They like to swarm to the ball when it’s in the paint.

“Every drive to the basket, they have guys not making a play on the ball,” Vogel said, “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.”



Vogel and the Pacers have nothing to lose so if this helps the team in anyway more power to them.  The  Eastern Conference semifinal series with Miami will be tough task but anything can happen.

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