Iowa Energy Coach leaves for Rio Grande Valley Vipers


September 19th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Energy coach Nick Nurse is leaving the team after four seasons to coach the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the team Iowa beat in last season’s NBA D-League finals. The Energy announced Nurse’s departure Monday. Nurse, who played at Northern Iowa and was the D-League’s coach of the year last season, compiled a 123-76 regular-season record in four years with the Energy. Energy owner Jerry Crawford says the team plans to hire a new coach by early October.