Des Moines Heat
The Des Moines Heat was a franchise in the International Basketball League based in Des Moines, Iowa. The team played for only one season (2005-2006), when they went 10-6 under coach by Paul Doerrfield. The Heat were paced in scoring by Terrence McGee (27.1 ppg), Merrill Andrews (22.8 ppg), and Tyrone Barksdale (21.6 ppg).
The team suffered a bit of a black eye when co-owner Terry Woods allegedly assaulted a woman. Ownership was later transferred to a new group.
On March 29, 2006, IBL commissioner Mike Duilio announced that the Des Moines Heat franchise had been dissolved due to a lack of financial support.