July 10, 2014 6:20 pm

Day after being called ‘pig’ by husband in court, Shelly Sterling returns to witness stand

Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, leaves a Los Angeles courthouse Monday, July 7, 2014.

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LOS ANGELES – A day after being berated in court by her husband, Shelly Sterling has returned to the witness stand in a trial to determine if Donald Sterling was properly removed from the family trust that owns the Los Angeles Clippers.

She testified Thursday that Donald Sterling encouraged her to sell the Clippers for the best price after the NBA banned him from the league.

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Shelly Sterling said she quickly moved to get bids and informed her husband on a daily basis of her progress.

She said her husband credited her with doing a good job when she reported that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had offered $2 billion.

But she said within days his mood changed, he became enraged in a conversation and said he would never sell the team.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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