Sonics Trial Blog
Seattle Times reporters Percy Allen, Jim Brunner and Danny O'Neil are filing updates from the courthouse throughout the day.
June 16, 2008 11:23 AM
Posted by Percy Allen
The morning session resumed at 10:45. During the break, media inside the courtroom noted that one of the city's lawyers, Jeffrey Johnson, momentarily froze when Sonics attorney Brad Keller's objection was held. One reporter said: "It was awkward. Like he didn't know what to do next."
Two reporters observing the morning session said Keller gave a more impressive opening argument.
Johnson returned to questioning Mayor Greg Nickels in the second morning session.
Nickels said he did not assist in creating the Steve Ballmer, Matt Griffin, John Stanton and Jim Sinegal group that offered to split the cost of a KeyArena renovation and buy the Sonics.
Nickels said he did not consult with former Sonics President Wally Walker at any point during the past year or so, but he has had discussions with Griffin.
At 10:57 a.m., Johnson finished questioning Nickels and Keller began his cross examination.
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