Donnie Walsh has an uncertain future as the Indiana Pacers' president, and he believes Larry Bird might come out of retirement to take his spot in the organization's front office.

Even so, Walsh would return to the Pacers next season if Bird does not and owner Herb Simon wants him back.

“I like this but I don’t need to do it,’’ Walsh said.

Walsh said he recently asked Bird if he wants to come back and he’d be willing to step aside, but he still hasn’t heard an answer from Bird.

Walsh said he will definitely run the draft in June.