|Seattle mayor to lead off witnesses in Sonics trial|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 13 June 2008 14:03|
Nickels is expected to testify about the role the basketball team plays in the cultural and civic life of Seattle. Paul Lawrence, a lawyer for the city, said Nickels will be followed on the stand Monday by former Seattle Center director Virginia Anderson, KeyArena manager Jyo Singh and, if there's time, Sonics owner Clay Bennett.
The trial is being heard by U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman, who must decide whether to force the Sonics to play their home games in KeyArena for the next two seasons, as called for in the team's lease, or let them move to Oklahoma City.