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Sonics' future in Seattle to be decided in court this week

Updated: June 15, 2008, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- One of the most anticipated trials in Seattle history is set to begin Monday, complete with bloggers and protesters.

The six-day, no-jury trial in federal court will settle the final two years of the SuperSonics' lease at KeyArena. Sonics owner Clay Bennett has gained the NBA's approval to move the team to his hometown of Oklahoma City, but Seattle argues its lease forces the franchise to play two more seasons before departing. The contentious showdown has turned personal between ...

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