Energy Announce Player Trade

Des Moines, Iowa (March 11, 2008) – The Iowa Energy announced today they have acquired Josh Gross from the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. Gross, a 6-6, 185 pound forward, averaged 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists while in Albuquerque. Gross was traded for Will Conroy.

The Energy selected Will Conroy in the first round of the D-League expansion draft and held his rights while he played overseas in Europe this season. Conroy never took the court as an Energy player.

Gross is expected to play in the next Energy game, March 18th against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Fort Wayne, Ind. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. central time.

Tickets for the upcoming Energy games may be purchased by calling 1-866-55-DAHLS, visiting or at the Wells Fargo Arena box office.

For more information please contact the Iowa Energy at 515-462-2849.


The NBA Development League is the NBA's official minor league, and the first-ever basketball league with direct affiliations to NBA teams. Now in its seventh season the D-League’s goals are to provide affordable, NBA-caliber entertainment to fans of its 14 teams, as well as continue to develop players, coaches, referees and front-office personnel for the NBA. As the single source for in-season player "call-ups" to the NBA, fans of the D-League enjoy the highest caliber of basketball played outside the NBA. In fact, former D-League players represented 10 percent of NBA players on 2007-08 opening day rosters, numbering 44 in total. In addition, the D-League has produced 25 percent of current NBA referees and 16 current NBA coaches, including head coach Sam Vincent with the Charlotte Bobcats. The D-League is an innovative and rapidly growing sports property that also serves as an experimental testing ground for new initiatives of the NBA and its teams, provides continuing education and professional development resources for its players, and is committed to serving its local communities through D-LEAGUE CARES and grassroots efforts.