Jan 27, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies ceo and managing partner Jason Levien Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace and Memphis Grizzlies director of player development Stu Lash during the game against the New Orleans Hornets at the FedEx Forum. New Orleans Hornets defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 91-83. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

Chris Wallace Close To Being Named Sacramento Kings GM?

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While there were suggestions that the Sacramento Kings wanted R.C. Buford of the San Antonio Spurs or former Indiana Pacers executive Larry Bird to head up their front office, it appears they’re close to settling on current Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace.

Wallace, who has interviewed for the position twice (at least) in the past week has been considered one of the top favorites for the job along with Golden State Warriors assistant GM Travis Schlenk, but according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Wallace has widened his gap this past weekend:

Word on NBA’s executive grapevine is that Chris Wallace’s lead in race to be named Sacramento Kings’ new GM only got wider over weekend

Wallace has headed the Memphis front office since 2007, a driving force behind acquisitions like Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph but with a somewhat recent ownership change and the addition of former ESPN basketball mind John Hollinger, it appears Wallace was on his way out.

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