She said an announcement regarding — but not necessarily identifying — her replacement could be made within a week.
"I have spent several weeks tossing the idea around, so I've been thinking about it," Ms. O'Malley, 45, said yesterday. "I wanted to leave at the right time and I think this is it. I owe an enormous debt to [Wizards owner Abe] Pollin. My goal was to put enough talented people around me in place so when I left they would forget about me within a week."