NEW YORK (AP) - 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.