Sonics expect to be in Oklahoma next season

Johnny Ludden

The Seattle Supersonics have reached a settlement with the city that likely will allow the team to move to Oklahoma City in time for the start of next season, franchise sources said Wednesday afternoon.

U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman was to announce her verdict in the trial between the city and the team Wednesday before the settlement was reached.

Details of the settlement are to be announced at a news conference early Wednesday evening.