NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Knicks president Donnie Walsh, the former Pacers president whose contract is not guaranteed for next season with New York, denied speculation that he could return to Indiana on Sunday.

“I’m angry about that,” Walsh said. “There’s absolutely no truth to it. I never talked to (Pacers owner) Herb Simon or anybody else about it.”

Walsh, who still has a home in the Indianapolis area, said he doesn’t want to walk away from the NBA “until I’m done and happy with it”

“I don’t want to say it’s a big part of my life,” said Walsh. “It’s not the truth. It’s just part of what you are.”

Walsh also touched on a rumor that John Calipari, not Mike D’Antoni, could be coaching Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks next season.

“I know nothing about that, so take that for what it’s worth,” he said. “Some of it is promotion by people who want to get in the press.”

Walsh made his first road trip of the season beyond Newark for Sunday’s win. He had hip replacement surgery in November, limiting his travel to two games at New Jersey.

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