McMillan would be a popular choice, but there has been talk that they plan to do it right and hire a proven NBA GM or talent advisor. There has even been talk that they might get Phil Jackson to come in because supposedly his son is friends with Christopher Hansen. But that is way too early talk. So the official purchase agreement has been announced and apparently handed off to the NBA. Most commentators think the NBA is likely to approve the sale and then the move of the team to Seattle for next year. Of interest is that the Seattle group is or has put down a $30m non-refundable deposit. The thinking is that this gives them legal recourse if the Maloofs pull something or if the NBA ends up telling the Maloofs to sell to a local buyer. On that front, Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson had a press conference today where he said he has 19 locals willing to put up $1m each. Obviously this is PR, but he says he will shortly announce a big backer to cover the rest of the bid. The assumption at this point is that the Kings will file to relocate to Seattle by the March 1 deadline and that then in mid-April the NBA board of governors will meet to either approve the sale to the Seattle group or go with whatever deal Kevin Johnson is able to put together to keep the team in Sacramento.