Sonics Trial Blog
Seattle Times reporters Percy Allen, Jim Brunner and Danny O'Neil are filing updates from the courthouse throughout the day.
June 18, 2008 9:11 AM
Posted by Percy Allen
Day 3 of the city of Seattle v. Sonics trial began this morning with co-owner Clay Bennett returning to the witness stand. Bennett's testimony was interrupted Tuesday because sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, who had a scheduling conflict for today, was allowed to testify.
Bennett is being cross-examined by Sonics attorney Brad Keller.
Today's witness schedule includes: Todd Menenberg, Lon Hatamiya, former Sonics employee Matthew Wade, author Sherman Alexie and City Councilmember Nick Licata.
Videotaped testimony from co-owner Aubrey McClendon has been scratched and it appears he will testify later this week in the courtroom. Also Sonics CEO Danny Barth was scheduled to appear in court, but he is no longer on the witness schedule.
Judge Marsha Pechman said the city has 601 minutes (10 hours) and the Sonics have 593 minutes (9 hours, 50 minutes) remaining for testimony. Each side is given 15 hours of testimony.
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