HoopsHype Donnie Walsh rumors

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Ex-Knicks president Donnie Walsh, ousted by Garden chairman Jim Dolan last June after he was offered a 40% pay cut, is returning to the Indiana Pacers. Walsh, the long-time Indiana CEO before he came to New York to rebuild the Knicks, will be leading the Pacers in their efforts to land free agents starting when the period opens Sunday, league sources said Monday. The team's No. 1 priority is to re-sign point guard George Hill, a restricted free agent, and sources said Walsh will be spearheading the team's efforts to keep Hill. New York Daily News

June 23, 2012 Updates

There’s a possibility that former CEO Donnie Walsh will return to the franchise in some capacity, multiple sources told The Star. It’s uncertain what role Walsh will play with the franchise. That question should be answered next week when team owner Herb Simon returns to Indianapolis for meetings to help clear up the team’s murky front office situation. Indianapolis Star

Larry Bird talked like he wants to remain as president during his season-ending press conference last month as long as his meeting with Simon went well. Bird wants Kevin Pritchard, the team’s director of player personnel, to be his new general manager. David Morway, who was the team’s general manager, hasn’t been around the team in more than two weeks. Walsh has attended some of the Pacers predraft workouts at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, according to sources. Indianapolis Star

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Former New York and Indiana general manager Donnie Walsh was expected to be a leading candidate for the job, but a source close to the Indiana resident said he was waiting for the Pacers situation to unfold before possibly heading elsewhere. Front office sources had said for quite some time that Indiana president Larry Bird was expected to leave the team after this season, and those sources said he even told people close to him to prepare for his departure. But he told local reporters Wednesday that he wanted to meet with owner Herb Simon before making a final decision. SI.com

May 29, 2012 Updates

A source close to the decision making process within the Orlando Magic organization has informed me that the team is close, and likely to name their new General Manager by the end of the week. Many names have surfaced as potential candidates with many of them set to be interviewed in the next few days. Jeff Bower, Spurs Assistant GM Dennis Lindsey, Thunder Assistant GM Rob Hennigan, Kevin Pritchard, Mitch Kupchak and Donnie Walsh have all been rumored to be potential candidates. magicbasketballonline.com

May 22, 2012 Updates

As for Orlando's general manager vacancy, former Knicks president and Pacers GM Donnie Walsh is expected to be a strong candidate for Smith's spot, and a source close to him said he would be interested. With Pacers president Larry Bird expected by most league executives to walk away after this season, Walsh has been considering a possible return to Indiana as well. Former New Orleans general manager Jeff Bower and Indiana executive David Morway also could be possibilities for Orlando. SI.com

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I could see them hiring someone like former Knicks GM Donnie Walsh or Pacers GM David Morway there. As for Dwight Howard, I think everyone realizes he's gone sooner or later and the focus will be on how to best rebuild the team. ESPN.com

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