Frank Isola of the New York Daily News has been working a source close to Donnie Walsh all week trying to track Walsh's status with regard to the New York Knicks. First, he reported the Knicks wanted to move on Walsh before the Milwaukee Bucks could get serious in trying to hire him away from the Pacers. Then we heard Walsh had reservations about working for the Knicks and Jim Dolan.
Today, Isola advances the story with a report that the Simons and Walsh are now talking, trying to work out a deal to keep Walsh with the Pacers.
The Simon brothers would prefer to keep Walsh and have him reassume control over personnel decisions from Pacers president Larry Bird. A person close to Walsh said the talks could drag into next week and that the longer they continue, the more likely it is that Walsh will stay in Indiana.