CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ye olde notebook:
Despite the tone, it really was a good question because Wallace's name has been quite newsworthy of late within NBA circles.
As you might know, Wallace helped build the Griz into a Western Conference force. But you might also know the team has a new owner in Robert Pera, who hired Jason Levien as the CEO. Pera and Levien decided to can coach Lionel Hollins. Wallace's role also appears to be marginalized.
In recent days there have been reports that Wallace met with the Sacramento Kings. The team had an opening for a new general manager. After the Kings hired Denver Nuggets executive Pete D'Alessandro, there were more reports that Wallace could also be hired as Sacramento's team president.
On Tuesday, though, Wallace was reached in the Bluff City.
"I'm with the Memphis Grizzlies," he said. "As we talk, I'm watching film getting ready for the NBA draft."
The writing on the wall seems to say Wallace and the Grizzlies might part ways. There are reports his contract is expiring. But the GM was mum.
"I can't discuss contractual matters," Wallace said. "Legally, I can't. And it's not like the WVU football or basketball coaches, where those things are officially released."
One hint of where things stand, though, bubbled when I asked about the Grizzlies' coaching search.
"They're in the midst of one," he said. "I can't put a timetable on it."
Notice he used the word "they're" instead of "we're."
As you might have read here, Barry Evans of Berry Hills, a past PNC champion, and Jonathan Clark of Sleepy Hollow both made the cut.
Now there's a third from the Valley skipping the Open for the PNC: Craig Berner of the Edgewood Country Club. There was an opening for an alternate and Berner is hitting it.