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Pacers coach Vogel draws $15,000 fine for Heat comments

Associated Press

5/12/2012 7:51:02 PM

NEW YORK -- Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel will have to pay a $15,000 fine for comments he made Thursday about the Miami Heat.

NBA executive vice-president Stu Jackson issued the decision Saturday.

Vogel called Miami the "biggest flopping team in the NBA" and told reporters that it would be "interesting" to see how much flopping the officials reward. Vogel also accused Heat players of sliding over and falling down before contact is made.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals begin Sunday in Miami.