Frank Vogel Fined $15,000 for Calling Heat Floppers, Advising Refs to Call the Game Accordingly
The other day, Pacers coach Frank Vogel said the Heat were a bunch of flopping floppers who flop more than anyone has ever flopped before. Basically. Chris Tomasson on Fox Sports reported the following.
“It’ll be very interesting to see how the referees officiate the series and how much flopping they reward,” Vogel told the media today “…Every drive to the basket they have guys not making a play on the ball. But sliding in front of drivers. Often times they’re falling down even before contact is even being made. It’ll be interesting to see how the series is officiated.”
Now, the NBA has lightened Vogel’s pockets 15 large for giving the refs pre-series advice on how to do their job. ”Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel has been fined $15,000 for his comments about how the referees should officiate the Pacers’ upcoming series with the Heat,” said the league in a statement.
Alan Hahn of the Knicks’ MSG Network had this reaction to the fine.
NBA fined Pacers coach Frank Vogel $15K for saying exactly what we’re all thinking.