Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  18 responses

Frank Vogel Says Miami ‘More Intelligent’ vs Roy Hibbert Than the Knicks

In the Eastern Conference semifinals, ndiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel thinks the New York Knicks weren’t very smart against his big fella, Roy Hibbert. The Miami Heat, meanwhile, have managed to make Vogel look pretty dumb so far. Per the NY Daily News: “Following a game in which the Pacers surrendered 60 points in the paint against Miami — failing, in the process, to duplicate the rim-protecting efficiency from the prior series against the Knicks — Vogel said it was a contrast of smartness. ‘They had a more intelligent attack at the basket than New York did.’ That won’t sit well with Mike Woodson. Vogel was specifically talking about the way Miami was adept at dumping off the ball in the paint, and how that helped Chris Anderson score 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting. Against New York, Pacers center Roy Hibbert was a one-man basket plug while blocking 19 shots in six games, limiting Tyson Chandler to a depressing series. Against Miami, Hibbert was deemed a mismatch by Vogel and removed from the game for the final possession because he couldn’t guard Chris Bosh. But as Vogel was contrasting schematic intelligence ahead of Friday’s Game 2 in Miami, he was also being grilled for a substitution widely second-guessed and considered, well, unintelligent. [...] ‘If there was a mistake made, I should take ownership. I don’t know if there was a mistake,’ Vogel said. ‘I feel like the plan when you have five 3-point shooters in the game is to go with a smaller, quicker containing lineup, especially with two seconds on the clock. If you just force a second move on LeBron, the clock runs out. The plan was sound. The execution of it wasn’t.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    SHOTS FIRED BOOM BOOM! better duck down woodson. coach beef


    that’s the reason Miami is holding the title of NBA Champions and New York well …

  • Go Hard

    I thought Frank Vogel was a smart coach its not that Miami was smarter Idiot you have to come out to guard Chris Bosh and you could leave Tyson Chandler 10 feet away from the basket and hes not going to shoot IDIOT!!!

  • Bandwagonfan

    and how about chris andersen getting so many chop passes. He looks comfortable down there

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  • star

    vogel talks too much

  • shockexchange

    Remove one of the Big 3 and all of a sudden Miami has “average intelligence.”

  • 23

    Catching and dunking.

  • Junior Taylor

    “If you just force a second move on LeBron, the clock runs out”. That is exactly why I can’t place all the blame on Vogel for that last-second play, George deserves equal amount of blame.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Yeah true but imo they should have been in a zone. No illegal defense risk.

  • shockexchange

    George didn’t anticipate The Kang would catch the ball and immediately start running with it. (Rick Ross voice) “The Kang he so sophisticated … runnin’ hard, takin’ steps just like he Walter Payton”

  • spit hot fiyah

    is there any risk at all for illegal defense with less than 3 seconds on the clock?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk


  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    I’m starting to feel really sorry for vogel, everything he says is taken on a different route

  • danpowers

    dont feel sorry for millionaires man

  • http://twitter.com/Esquire_J Esquire J

    If they just kept the traveling rules the same … Lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    they got problems too

  • danpowers

    there might be nice millionaires out there, no doubt. but ultimately accumulation of capital is mankinds worst tumor.