Nearly two weeks after formally being granted a franchise, the Seattle group has begun to compile a list of potential GM candidates, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported during Thursday's "Insider Trading" segment.
"What I can tell you is the Seattle group has, over the past week or two here, finally started to put some names on a piece of paper as for GM candidates," LeBrun said. "Now they're not in a hurry, but I am told they have 10-12 names on paper. They're not going to reach out to candidates directly until those people, their seasons are over. They want to respect that so they'll wait until the offseason to reach out."
What is unsure at the moment is when the group will actually put pen to paper with a general manager. LeBrun notes that the team could look to put someone in charge as early as this summer or they could wait another year in the hope that another candidate becomes available.
Seattle can afford to take plenty of time to make their decision though, as they won't begin play until the 2021-22 season.