It’s been widely expected that long tenured Sacramento Kings general manager Geoff Petrie would not be retained and it appears that will hold true.
New Kings owner Vivek Ranadive recently spoke to Petrie when he was in town for the Long Live the Kings rally and Petrie has recently missed out on draft workouts (despite attending such prior to the sale), leading to speculation that his days are numbered.
Enter everybody’s favorite scribe in Sam Amick, who more or less hinted at that news today, stating that the Kings and Randavie had a select few on their potential wishlist for general manager, names which include R.C. Buford, Chris Wallace and Travis Schlenk.
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, Ranadive has begun the process of finding a replacement for Kings President Geoff Petrie and is considering San Antonio Spurs President R.C. Buford, Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk, and Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace. Former Indiana Pacers general manager David Morway may also receive consideration, and Ranadive’s internal list is not thought to be limited to this group
The listed names are no small fry, with Buford being one of the most respected front office talents in the league along with Chris Wallace, who has helped construct winners in both Boston and Memphis. Travis Schlenk, who could possibly turn out to be a favorite for the job given his Warrior ties to Ranadive is one of the league’s most promising talent evaluators and is known for his keen eye to spot untapped potential.