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Offseason Chatter: Chris Wallace leaving the Grizzlies?

Just hours after the Grizzlies season ends, the offseason rumors begin.

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Chris Wallace leading candidate for Kings' FO job

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting this morning (afternoon if you're east coast) that Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace has emerged as the lead candidate to take over Sacramento's head of basketball operations position.

Sources say Wallace, whose role in Memphis has diminished over the course of the season after the transfer of ownership of the Grizzlies from Michael Heisley to Robert Pera, has received strong backing in Sacramento's GM search from fellow West Virginia native Jerry West. The legendary former player and executive currently serves as a Warriors consultant and has been counseling Ranadive on his early moves with the Kings.

Although Wallace isn't the only guy being interviewed for the position, it's looking more and more likely that CW will be CA bound sooner than later.

No word from the Grizzlies on these developments and how they affect their own plans. You gotta hand it to Levien and Pera - they've gotten better at keeping their lips sealed since the Rudy Gay trade.

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Chris Wallace remains mum on future

Current Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace made his usual, weekly radio appearance this afternoon with Chris Vernon on 92.9FM, and remained quite cryptic and deflective when it came to any of his short term plans. You wouldn't expect anything else from a pro like Wallace, but I can only hear the words "no comment" and "I'm not talking about that" so many times before they become translucent. Regardless, I'll definitely miss these radio bits with the guy.

(interview starts at 6:40 mark, and click here for a great Gasol story with Wallace from today)

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Suns courting Wallace as advisor, Kings as GM

More from Chris Vernon today:

However the Sacramento Kings are pursuing Wallace (and others) as a general manager.

Kings GM search includes R.C. Buford, Chris Wallace

It will be interesting to see whether Wallace wants to remain the main man at the helm or if he's more of an idea man at this point in his career.

Additionally I'm intrigued to see what the Grizzlies front office does once/if Wallace leaves the organization.

Do they reassign roles up top?

Will it just be a few title changes or does someone like John Hollinger receive more power?

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Offseason Chatter: Chris Wallace leaving?

Just hours after the Grizzlies season ends, the offseason rumors begin.

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