The Sacramento Kings are likely to hire Chris Wallace as their next general manager.

Wallace was perceived as the favorite for the job and his candidacy was apparently strengthened over the weekend.

Travis Schlenk of the Golden State Warriors has also been a candidate, while Larry Bird, R.C. Buford and others apparently rebuked the Kings' interest.

Wallace, who is still a member of the Memphis Grizzlies' front office, would replace longtime GM Geoff Petrie.