No, that's not it. Brian Joens is a grade A jerk - to almost everyone but his family. He was barred from going to Iowa City High basketball games. He regularly gets into fights with the business neighbors of his at the strip mall where Joensy's is located. The IC police know him well.This is just from memory so I apologize if I have it wrong, but I believe it goes back to the recruitment of the first Joens daughter, Courtney. She was interested in playing at Iowa but apparently the Iowa coaches wouldn't give her the time of day. She ended up going to Illinois and it was apparent that no Joens would have anything to do with Iowa after that.
Ashley Joens, with all of her talent, was under-recruited, because coaches would not put up with her father.