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Iowa Energy
Iowa Energy logo
Founded 2007
History Iowa Energy
NBA D-League: 2007-present
Arena Wells Fargo Arena
City Des Moines, Iowa
Team Colors Purple, Orange, Red, Gray, White
                        
Head Coach Nick Nurse
Owner Iowa Basketball LLC
Championships 0
Division Titles 1 (2008-09)
Affiliations Chicago Bulls
Phoenix Suns
Website www.nba.com/dleague/iowa

The Iowa Energy are a team of the NBA Development League. They play their home games at the Wells Fargo Arena at Iowa Events Center.

Former Brighton Bears coach Nick Nurse is the team's head coach.

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History

The team initially held a "Name the Team" contest, where the choices were Corncobs, Maize, River Rats, Scarecrows, and Thoroughbreds.[1] However, the team later announced that, because of general fan dislike, none of these names would be the team name. The team name, Iowa Energy, and the logo were announced on June 29, 2007.[2]

On November 23, they won their first-ever game, a 101-99 win at Dakota. They defeated Albuquerque, 101-98, in their inaugural home game in front of a league-record 8,842 fans.[3]

On March 11, 2008 the Iowa Energy made D-League history when they made the first ever three-team trade that sent Rio Grande Valley Vipers Adam Haluska to Iowa, Iowa Energy guard Mike Efevberha was sent to the Anaheim Arsenal, and Arsenal forward Ivan Johnson was sent to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

For their second season, they dropped the Miami Heat as their affiliate, replacing them with the Phoenix Suns.[4]

Season By Season

Season Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason Results
Iowa Energy
2007-08 Central 3rd 22 28 .440
2008-09 Central 1st 28 22 .560 Lost Round 1 (Dakota) 114-109
2009-10 Eastern 32 11 .744
Regular season 76 56 .576
Playoffs 0 1 .000

Current roster

Iowa Energy
Current Roster
Head Coach: Nick Nurse
Assistant Coach: Nate Bjorkgren
Assistant Coach: Keith Moore
C 42 Earl Barron (Memphis)
G 15 Pat Carroll (St. Joseph's)
G 7 Shy Ely (Evansville)
G/F 6 Othyus Jeffers (Robert Morris (IL))
G/F 34 Cartier Martin (Kansas State)
F 50 Marvin Phillips (Claflin)
C 41 Courtney Sims (Michigan)
G 10 Curtis Stinson (Iowa State)
G 22 Jeff Trepagnier (Southern California)
G 18 Mark Tyndale (Temple)

As of February 14, 2010

Players assigned by NBA teams

Players recalled by NBA teams

Players called up by NBA teams

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