Sonics Trial Blog
Seattle Times reporters Percy Allen, Jim Brunner and Danny O'Neil are filing updates from the courthouse throughout the day.
June 17, 2008 9:12 AM
Posted by Percy Allen
The second day of the trial between the city of Seattle and the Sonics began at 9:01 this morning. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman said the city has a balance of 778 minutes of testimony remaining and the Sonics have 722. Each side is given 900 minutes of testimony.
Outside the courthouse, the atmosphere is considerably more subdued than Monday. Yesterday, a small crowd of Sonics fans gathered on the courthouse steps in the morning and today the steps were clear of any fans.
The day will begin with former KeyArena manager Jyo Singh on the witness stand and he's being cross examined by Sonics attorney Paul Taylor.
Sonics chairman Clay Bennett, co-owner Aubrey McClendon, Andrew Zimbalist, Sonics CEO Danny Barth, Todd Meneberg and Lon Hatamiya are scheduled to testify today.
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